Meaning of many-faceted in English:


Pronunciation /mɛniˈfasɪtɪd/


  • 1Having many sides.

    ‘sharp-angled, many-faceted rubies’
    • ‘Set like a jewelled crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a many-faceted diamond, changing its character with the seasons always extravagantly beautiful.’
    • ‘Its symbolism is as many-faceted as a well-cut diamond.’
    • ‘The tomb is a modernesque sculpture of many-faceted marble resting on a thick white stone base.’
    • ‘About the size of her fist, it was a large, blood-red gem. Many-faceted, it seemed to contain inner light.’
    • ‘The character of a big company is a many-faceted jewel that is cut, in part, by the interactions of its public relations staff and an often-skeptical press corps.’
    1. 1.1Having many different aspects or features.
      ‘Hawking's many-faceted life and career’
      • ‘She was a many-faceted person.’
      • ‘The many-faceted drama at the troubled Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced some strange moments.’
      • ‘These six dancers are, like the rest of us, many-faceted people.’
      • ‘A powerful marketing strategy can be organized around those alums, a many-faceted strategy with numerous benefits for the business of academic physics.’
      • ‘It is the precursor of the many-faceted religion now termed Hinduism.’
      • ‘The audience give her a standing ovation, and I belatedly came to terms with her unique, many-faceted repertoire.’
      • ‘Through our flexible understanding of the world and our ability to think creatively, we can solve the complex many-faceted problems of daily life.’
      • ‘Journalism, and publishing in general, is a many-faceted career, involving a wide variety of skills.’
      • ‘How can I hope to describe his many-faceted character?’
      • ‘Over many centuries and under many dynasties, the peoples of the Middle East continued to develop and to enrich this many-faceted civilization.’
      • ‘I think the evidence is many-faceted.’
      • ‘It makes it a many-faceted story, one that people used to think younger children wouldn't deal with.’
      • ‘In his youth Berwald also served the Royal Opera, as a violinist and viola player, but his gifts were many-faceted and he possessed a fertile and resourceful intelligence.’
      • ‘Over the years the Crawfords have built a many-faceted, successful direct-marketing system.’
      • ‘I don't think many people know of another trait of this many-faceted genius: that he could whistle beautifully.’
      • ‘Why do we focus on one part of the many-faceted tradition of ancient philosophy rather than another?’
      • ‘Physics is a many-faceted pursuit, not the least of which are the philosophical and existential aspects.’
      • ‘Puppetry, historically and geographically, is a many-faceted art form, which is currently far less available for wide-ranging study in the UK than it once was.’
      • ‘It is a many-faceted struggle, involving ecological research, community organizing, political action, legal maneuvering, and economic calculation.’
      • ‘Her Elizabeth is many-faceted: cunning, artful, smart, brave, cool-headed, hard, fiery, and dangerous; just as the historical Queen must have appeared to her political allies and enemies alike.’
      varied, mixed, eventful, full of ups and downs, up and down