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Definition of Checkered


  1. of Checker
  2. Marked with alternate squares or checks of different color or material.
  3. Diversified or variegated in a marked manner, as in appearance, character, circumstances, etc.

Checkered Quotations

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

My past is a bit checkered.
Kid Rock

Gelsey Kirkland has had more than her share of demons, as her two distressing memoirs - and her violently checkered career - attest.
Robert Gottlieb

I think the rules are going to have to change for me to ever run for public office. My checkered past will always keep me out of politics.
Bruce Willis

Well, you know, I've had a very checkered career.
Sally Kellerman
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Checkered Translations

checkered in German is schachbrettartig, karierte
checkered in Spanish is ajedrezado
checkered in Swedish is rutig
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