Synonyms of out of sorts in English:

out of sorts

See definition of 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

informal under the weather, below par, not up to par, not up to the mark, funny, peculiar, rough, lousy, rotten, awful, terrible, dreadful, crummy

British informal grotty, ropy

Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally

NZ Australian informal crook

dated seedy

2‘she may have been out of sorts but she meant every word’


irritable, 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, choleric

informal snappy, chippy, grouchy, cranky, whingeing, whingy

British informal narky, ratty, eggy, stroppy, shirty

North American informal peckish, sorehead, soreheaded

NZ Australian informal snaky

informal, dated miffy

3‘Tim says you've been out of sorts and would like to have a chat’


unhappy, 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-hearted

informal down in the dumps, down in the mouth

British informal brassed off, cheesed off, browned off, peed off

North American informal teed off, ticked off

vulgar slang pissed off