- badly matched; poorly arranged.
Origin of ill-sorted
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for ill-sorted
Indeed, he is a crowd—a crowd of alien and ill-sorted ancestors.Not Guilty
Madame Voss was certainly nearly twenty years younger than her husband, and yet the pair did not look to be ill-sorted.The Golden Lion of Granpere
He thought it to be unseasonable, ill-judged, and ill-sorted with the circumstances of all the parties.
With a heavier heart than that with which she reached it, Margaret leaves the bench and its ill-sorted occupants.Doctor Cupid
The classes themselves are ill-sorted and often troublesome, and are usually unwieldy by reason of their size.
- badly arranged or matched; ill-assorted
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