Synonyms of sort in English:

sort


See definition of sort

noun

1‘what sort of book do you like reading?’

SYNONYMS

type, kind, variety, class, category, classification, style

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 informal stripe

2‘he was a good sort’

SYNONYMS

person, individual, soul, creature, human being

man, woman, boy, girl

fellow, chap, bloke, lad, guy, geezer, gent, kid, brat, character, type, beggar, cookie, customer

British bod

North American dude, hombre

Australian bastard

dated body, dog

British dated cove

British vulgar slang sod, bugger

archaic wight


verb

1‘the children soon got the idea and sorted things of similar size and shape’

SYNONYMS

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

triage

rare methodize

2‘the problem with the port engine was soon sorted’

SYNONYMS

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

informal sew up, hammer out, thrash out, patch up, crack, figure out


Phrases

    out of sorts

      1‘she is feeling a bit out of sorts’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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

    sort of

      1‘those people look sort of familiar’

      SYNONYMS

      slightly, faintly, remotely, vaguely

      somewhat, moderately, quite, rather, fairly, reasonably, comparatively, relatively, to a limited degree, to a limited extent, to a certain degree, to some extent

      pretty, kind of, kinda, ish

      ANTONYMS

      very

      2‘then he sort of pirouetted and fell over’

      SYNONYMS

      as it were, in a kind of way, in a strange kind of way, somehow

    sort something out

      1‘she sorted out the clothes, some to be kept, some to be thrown away’

      SYNONYMS

      organize, arrange, sort, put in order, set in order, straighten out, marshal, dispose, lay out, regulate

      group, classify, categorize, catalogue, codify, systematize, systemize, tabulate

      rare

      methodize

      sort

      2‘she started sorting out the lettuce from the spinach’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

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