out of sorts


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*out of sorts

not feeling well; grumpy and irritable. (*Typically: be ~; feel ~; get ~.) I've been out of sorts for a day or two. I think I'm coming down with something. The baby is out of sorts. Maybe she's getting a new tooth.
See also: of, out, sort

out of sorts

in an unhappy mood He was feeling a little tired and sore and out of sorts.
Related vocabulary: get up on the wrong side of (the) bed
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out of sorts

Irritable, grouchy, as in Don't ask him today-he's out of sorts. This expression also implies that one's poor spirits result from feeling slightly ill. [Early 1600s] The synonym out of humor, on the other hand, used more in Britain than America, simply means "ill-tempered" or "irritable." [Mid-1600s]
See also: of, out, sort

out of sorts

1. Slightly ill.
2. Irritable; cross: The teacher is out of sorts this morning.
See also: of, out, sort