out of sorts
phrasal 1. somewhat ill 2. grouchy, irritable

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • out of sorts — {adj. phr.} In an angry or unhappy mood; in a bad temper; grouchy. * /Mary was out of sorts and wouldn t say good morning./ * /Bob was out of sorts because he didn t get a bicycle for his birthday./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of sorts — {adj. phr.} In an angry or unhappy mood; in a bad temper; grouchy. * /Mary was out of sorts and wouldn t say good morning./ * /Bob was out of sorts because he didn t get a bicycle for his birthday./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Out of sorts — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out of sorts — If you are feeling a bit upset and depressed, you are out of sorts …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • out of sorts — index petulant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • out-of-sorts — index restive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • out of sorts — ► out of sorts slightly unwell or unhappy. Main Entry: ↑sort …   English terms dictionary

  • out of sorts — 1 I m feeling out of sorts: UNWELL, ill, poorly, sick, queasy, nauseous, peaky, run down, below par; Brit. off colour; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Out of sorts — Sort Sort, n. [F. sorie (cf. It. sorta, sorte), from L. sors, sorti, a lot, part, probably akin to serere to connect. See {Series}, and cf. {Assort}, {Consort}, {Resort}, {Sorcery}, {Sort} lot.] 1. A kind or species; any number or collection of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out of sorts —    If you are feeling a bit upset and depressed, you are out of sorts.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If someone is out of sorts, they are upset and irritable or not feeling well.     The baby is out of sorts today. Perhaps he s cutting… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • out\ of\ sorts — adj. phr. In an angry or unhappy mood; in a bad temper; grouchy. Mary was out of sorts and wouldn t say good morning. Bob was out of sorts because he didn t get a bicycle for his birthday …   Словарь американских идиом

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