Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Composed of a variety of substances.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Random, miscellaneous, indiscriminate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed of various materials; mixed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed of various materials; mixed; jumbled: as, a farraginous discourse.

Etymologies

From Latin farrāgō, farrāgin-, medley, hodgepodge; see farrago.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From (the stem of) Latin farrago +‎ -ous. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's a purposefully indecipherable, farraginous, hodgepodge of pseudo-political images.

    Matthew Diffee: The Rejection Collection (and Caption Contest)

  • Enormous caravans, farraginous and densely populated, crisscrossed the lands.

    notes from the peanut gallery

  • This engaging, farraginous show at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, on Fifth Avenue, invites the viewer to think of the nineteenth-century landscape artist, usually envisioned as the independent producer of a luxury artifact, as, instead, a tool of commerce and real estate development.

    The Artist as Prospector

  • Some farraginous mix of my own thoughts, knowledge, and memories?

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • The farraginous flotilla threw alien city-shadows against the night sky.

    Bloodhype

  • Thou art, I vow, the remarkablest progenitor barring none in this chaffering allincluding most farraginous chronicle.

    Ulysses

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