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assorted

[uh-sawr-tid]
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  1. consisting of different or various kinds; miscellaneous: assorted flavors; assorted sizes.
  2. consisting of selected kinds; arranged in sorts or varieties: rows of assorted vegetables.
  3. matched; suited.
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Origin of assorted

First recorded in 1790–1800; assort + -ed2
Related formsun·as·sort·ed, adjectivewell-as·sort·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unassorted

Historical Examples

  • Instead, all our "thinking" would be merely an unassorted jumble of simple, disconnected sense-perceptions.

    Applied Psychology: Driving Power of Thought

    Warren Hilton

  • Together they form the nondescript shelters of a parasitical class of persons, white and colored, unassorted.

  • It takes these unassorted realities that are the despair of the sober intelligence, and extracts from them pure joy.

    The Gentle Reader

    Samuel McChord Crothers

  • They are beginning to get the unassorted cars from the terminals, cars that are bound for more than a score of States.

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford

  • Out of sorts means mixed, unclassified, unassorted, having one's functions disordered.

    Who Goes There?

    Blackwood Ketcham Benson


British Dictionary definitions for unassorted

assorted

adjective
  1. consisting of various kinds mixed together; miscellaneousassorted sweets
  2. arranged in sorts; classifiedassorted categories
  3. matched; suited (esp in the combinations well-assorted, ill-assorted)
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Word Origin and History for unassorted

assorted

adj.

"arranged in sorts," 1797, past participle adjective from assort (v.).

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