Definition of sundry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌndri/


Of various kinds; several: prawn and garlic vol-au-vents and sundry other delicacies
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  • Comic interludes and sundry distractions prevent the magnetic theme of love-even in Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and King Lear-from attracting all the iron filings, as it were.
  • It is variously a fabulous technical challenge, an extension of the American frontier and the locus for sundry Utopias.
  • These are adjoining castles built from the eleventh to thirteenth centuries by sundry lords of Merle.
various, varied, miscellaneous, assorted, mixed, diverse, diversified, motley, random;
several, numerous, many, manifold, multifarious, multitudinous, legion
literary divers
rare farraginous

noun (plural sundries)

1 (sundries) Various items not important enough to be mentioned individually: a drugstore selling magazines, newspapers, and sundries
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  • If you've planned in advance - by buying your suntan lotion and other sundries before departure and knowing which excursions you want to take and how much those trips will cost - you should be able determine an on-board budget and stick to it.
  • The 33-year old distributor supplies a wide range of brand-name cosmetics, toiletries, hair care and sundries to over a thousand chemists throughout Ireland.
  • Total weight is around 2kg and the carry bag fits easily into my backpack while still allowing room for general daily sundries such as wallet, keys, lunch, magazines, etc.
2 Cricket Australian term for extra.


Old English syndrig 'distinct, separate'; related to sunder.

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