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
informal, , datedbody, dog
British informal, , datedcove
British vulgar slangsod, bugger
out of sorts
- 1 she is feeling a bit out of sortsunwell, ill, poorly, bad, indisposed, not oneself, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, green about the gills, run down, washed out;informalunder the weather, below par, not up to par, not up to the mark, funny, peculiar, rough, lousy, rotten, awful, terrible, dreadful, crummyBritish informalgrotty, ropyAustralian/New Zealand informalcrookdatedseedy
- 2 she may have been out of sorts but she meant every wordirritable, irascible, peevish, fractious, fretful, cross, crabbed, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, petulant, pettish;on edge, edgy, impatient, complaining, querulous, peppery, bitter, moody, grumpy, huffy, scratchy, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, sullen, surly, sulky, sour, churlish, touchy, testy, tetchy, snappish, waspish, crusty, bilious, liverish, dyspeptic, splenetic, cholericAustralian/New Zealand informalsnakyinformal, , datedmiffy
- 3 Tim says you've been out of sorts and would like to have a chatunhappy, dejected, sad, miserable, down, downhearted, downcast, depressed, blue, melancholy, morose, gloomy, glum, dispirited, discouraged, disheartened, despondent, disconsolate, with a long face, forlorn, crestfallen, woebegone, subdued, fed up, low, in low spirits, in the doldrums, heavy-heartedvulgar slangpissed off
- 2 then he sort of pirouetted and fell overas 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
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;
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