adjective Date: 1691 1. not well matched <
he and his wife were an ill-sorted pair — Lord Byron
2. Scottish much displeased

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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 — [il′sôrt′id] adj. badly matched [an ill sorted pair] …   English World dictionary

  • ill-sorted — index disproportionate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ill-sorted — /il sawr tid/, adj. badly matched; poorly arranged. [1685 95] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • 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}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill-as|sort|ed — «IHL uh SR tihd», adjective. = ill sorted. (Cf. ↑ill sorted) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ill — Ill, adv. In a ill manner; badly; weakly. [1913 Webster] How ill this taper burns! Shak. [1913 Webster] Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] Note: Ill, like above, well,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill-sort|ed — «IHL SR tihd», adjective. badly assorted or arranged; poorly matched: »He and his wife were an ill sorted pair (Byron) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-suited — Synonyms and related words: bad, futile, ill adapted, ill advised, ill assorted, ill chosen, ill considered, ill fitted, ill matched, ill sorted, ill timed, impolitic, improper, inadmissible, inadvisable, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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