odd unmatched unmated unpaired
mismatched mis*matched" adj. 1. Matched unsuitably; grouped into pairs or sets with incompatible characteristics. [Narrower terms: {ill-sorted, incompatible, mismated, unsuited}; {odd, unmatched, unmated, unpaired ] Also See: {incompatible}. Antonym: {matched}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Of very unequal ability; -- of contestants in a contest. The less able contestant is said to be {overmatched} or {outclassed}.

Syn: uneven, not fairly matched. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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