ill-sorted incompatible mismated unsuited
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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  • ill-sorted — adj. not well matched. Syn: incompatible, mismated, unsuited. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill-sorted — adjective not easy to combine harmoniously • Syn: ↑incompatible, ↑mismated, ↑unsuited • Similar to: ↑mismatched • Derivationally related forms: ↑incompatibility ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mismatched — adjective 1. either not matched or unsuitably matched • Ant: ↑matched • Similar to: ↑ill sorted, ↑incompatible, ↑mismated, ↑unsuited, ↑odd, ↑unmatched, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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