Synonyms of sort in English:

sort


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See UK English definition of sort

See Spanish definition of tipo

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
informal fellow, lad, guy, geezer, gent, kid, brat, character, type, beggar, cookie, customer
British informal bod, chap, bloke
North American informal dude, hombre
informal, dated body, dog
British informal, 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
Medicine 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 around 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
    Australian, New Zealand 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
    British informal narky, ratty, eggy, stroppy, shirty, whingy, whingeing
    North American informal peckish, sorehead, soreheaded
    Australian, New Zealand 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 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

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


    SYNONYMS
    separate, separate out, 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’


    SYNONYMS
    resolve, settle, sort, 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
    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
    informal 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