ill-sort·​ed ˈil-ˈsȯr-təd How to pronounce ill-sorted (audio)
: not well matched
he and his wife were an ill-sorted pairLord Byron
Scotland : much displeased

Word History

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ill-sorted was in 1691

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“Ill-sorted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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