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  1. badly matched; incompatible
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Examples from the Web for ill-assorted

Historical Examples

  • It was indeed the most curious, the most ill-assorted household that could be imagined.

    Artists' Wives

    Alphonse Daudet

  • Does he consider that ill-assorted couples will make happy nations?

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

    Patrick Braybrooke

  • We shall have, as I before remarked, hundreds of these ill-assorted unions.

    Wood Magic

    Richard Jefferies

  • The patriarch's union with Hagar was ill-assorted and ill-advised.

  • By their examples we are warned to decline all unequal and ill-assorted unions.