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[uh-sawr-tid] /əˈsɔr tɪd/
consisting of different or various kinds; miscellaneous:
assorted flavors; assorted sizes.
consisting of selected kinds; arranged in sorts or varieties:
rows of assorted vegetables.
matched; suited.
Origin of assorted
First recorded in 1790-1800; assort + -ed2
Related forms
unassorted, adjective
well-assorted, adjective Unabridged
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  • Instead, all our "thinking" would be merely an unassorted jumble of simple, disconnected sense-perceptions.

  • 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
  • A mob of unassorted soldiers stood on the rock-sown, man-sown hillside, victorious and helpless.

  • Drift includes the unassorted material known as till (ground moraine) and deposits made by streams flowing from a glacier.

    Geology William J. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for unassorted


consisting of various kinds mixed together; miscellaneous: assorted sweets
arranged in sorts; classified: assorted categories
matched; suited (esp in the combinations well-assorted, ill-assorted)
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Word Origin and History for unassorted



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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