Definition of assorted in US English:



  • attributive Of various sorts put together; miscellaneous.

    ‘bowls in assorted colors’
    • ‘I have spoken to about a million retailers, who only sell them in packs of assorted colours and don't want to have to sit down and pick out all the purple ones.’
    • ‘Chandra sighed and watched as the girls gleefully sorted through the assorted treasures they were unearthing.’
    • ‘The present trend is to have a mix of assorted flowers, preferably to adorn attractive crystal vases of different shapes and sizes.’
    • ‘I remarked at how it split the light into a dancing rainbow of assorted candy colours onto the table in front of us.’
    • ‘He sorted through the bottles of assorted wines he had on his dresser.’
    • ‘She had finished half of her lunch, a sort of curried mushroom dish with soup and assorted fruit on the side.’
    • ‘As he ranted on, his own wife kept them supplied with tea and assorted biscuits.’
    • ‘You never know just what you will get when you plant dahlia seeds, but this type can be depended on for small flowers in assorted colors on dwarf plants.’
    • ‘Rather than gathering kids together to learn assorted computer skills, the current approach is to teach new software and skills when they're needed.’
    • ‘However, there are requests for money to meet expenses related to hush money, fees, taxes and assorted payments to sundry individuals.’
    • ‘He'll also give you the main news headlines he picks up from various radio stations and if you feel so inclined, you can read the headlines from any one of the assorted newspapers lying in a pile near his feet.’
    • ‘They sent us a multitude of useless video tapes, books and other assorted junk that we did not want.’
    • ‘The main courses with accompaniments included grilled lobster, jumbo prawns, beef wellington, assorted kebabs and vegetables au gratin.’
    • ‘It brings together an assorted group of international curators from three continents - Asia, Europe and North America.’
    • ‘Mary will have organic eggs, jams and chutneys as well as organic sugar and assorted breads, cakes and biscuits all made with organic flour.’
    • ‘Like most resistance movements it combines a motley range of assorted factions.’
    • ‘These are available on sale in dazzling colours and assorted patterns.’
    • ‘Last year, the unit seized more than 200 illegal guns and more than 3,500 rounds of assorted ammunition, which are in demand in the criminal underworld.’
    • ‘Simply citing the opinions of assorted scientists, even distinguished ones, counts for nothing if their dire predictions are not supported by observed evidence.’
    • ‘The assorted textures, the vibrant colours, and the splendid designs of home furnishings at the store merge to create a unique shopping experience.’
    mixed, varied, variegated, varying, various, miscellaneous, diverse, diversified, eclectic, manifold, multifarious, multitudinous, motley, sundry, heterogeneous, disparate, different, differing, dissimilar
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