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Synonyms of sort in English:


  • 1 what sort of book do you like reading?
    description, condition, calibre, quality, nature, manner, design, shape, form, pattern, group, set, bracket, genre, species, rank, genus, family, order, breed, race, strain, generation, vintage, make, model, brand, stamp, ilk, kidney, cast, grain, mould
    North American informalstripe
  • 2 informal he was a good sort
    man, woman, boy, girl
    informalfellow, chap, bloke, lad, guy, geezer, gent, kid, brat, character, type, beggar, cookie, customer
    British informalbod
    North American informaldude, hombre
    Australian informalbastard
    informal, , datedbody, dog
    British informal, , datedcove
    British vulgar slangsod, bugger
  • Phrases

    out of sorts

  • 1 she is feeling a bit out of sorts
    unwell, ill, poorly, bad, indisposed, not oneself, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, green about the gills, run down, washed out;
    British off, off colour
    informalunder the weather, below par, not up to par, not up to the mark, funny, peculiar, rough, lousy, rotten, awful, terrible, dreadful, crummy
    British informalgrotty, ropy
    Scottish informalwabbit, peely-wally
    Australian/New Zealand informalcrook
  • 2 she may have been out of sorts but she meant every word
    British informalnarky, ratty, eggy, stroppy, shirty
    North American informalpeckish, sorehead, soreheaded
    Australian/New Zealand informalsnaky
    informal, , datedmiffy
  • 3 Tim says you've been out of sorts and would like to have a chat
    British informalbrassed off, cheesed off, browned off, peed off
    North American informalteed off, ticked off
    vulgar slangpissed off
  • sort of

  • 1 those people look sort of familiar
    somewhat, moderately, quite, rather, fairly, reasonably, comparatively, relatively, to a limited extent/degree, to a certain degree, to some extent
    informalpretty, kind of, kinda, ish
    [Antonyms] very
  • 2 then he sort of pirouetted and fell over
    as it were, in a (strange) kind of way, somehow
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  • 1 the children soon got the idea and sorted things of similar size and shape
    classify, class, categorize, catalogue, grade, rank, group, divide, sort out;
    organize, arrange, order, put in order, marshal, assemble, collocate, codify, tabulate, systematize, systemize, structure, pigeonhole;
    Medicine triage
  • 2 the problem with the port engine was soon sorted
    resolve, settle, sort out, solve, find a solution to, find an answer to, fix, work out, straighten out, deal with, put right, set right, put to rights, rectify, iron out;
    answer, explain, fathom, unravel, disentangle, clarify, clear up, throw light on
  • Phrases

    sort something out

  • 1 she sorted out the clothes, some to be kept, some to be thrown away
    organize, arrange, sort, put in order, set in order, straighten out, marshal, dispose, lay out, regulate;
  • 2 she started sorting out the lettuce from the spinach
    separate (out), pick out, divide, isolate, remove, segregate, sift, sieve, weed out, winnow;
    keep apart;
    put to one side
  • 3 the teacher helps the children to sort out their problems See sort (sense 2 of the verb)
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