- v. Simple past tense and past participle of mismatch.
- adj. Unsuitably matched; ill joined.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Matched unsuitably; grouped into pairs or sets with incompatible characteristics.
- adj. Of very unequal ability; -- of contestants in a contest. The less able contestant is said to be
- adj. (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents
- adj. either not matched or unsuitably matched
“The Cardinals even got Boldin mismatched on linebacker Lofa Tatupu for huge gains that set up some of Neil Rackers 'four field goals.”
“Doubtful: The potential for amusement seems to be implicit in mismatched scale, especially relative to what’s ‘normal’ for humans.”
“I struggle with the quotidien responsibilities of motherhood: I dislike cooking, I’m constantly running out of diapers, I’m terrible at managing schedules, and I regularly send my child to preschool in mismatched socks.”
“He picks up a travelling companion on the way in the form of Zach Galifianakis' character who is described as a mismatched companion.”
“Those firms were destroyed from within by myopic, bonus-maximizing managements, exceedingly poor risk controls, highly leveraged capital structures and badly so-called mismatched books, which relied heavily on overnight funding for dubious long-term mortgage securities.”
“At that moment the view included a couple walking hand-in-hand, a courting couple Garvey might have called the mismatched pair, the giant man and the tiny woman.”
“Climate may interfere in several ways with migrating birds, such as mismatched migration timing, habitat loss at stopover sites, and weather en route , and a mismatch in the timing of migration and the development of invertebrate food in arctic ponds (section 8.5.6).”
“A major machinists union said combining the carriers 'operations won't be easy because of differing corporate cultures and "mismatched" jet fleets.”
“The only time I hear of these kind of mismatched stereotypes, 'local' 'Malaysian but not Malaysian' or Not Malaysian but Malaysian 'to judge someone's quality of work, is when I'm back home.”
“Some "mismatched" people remain loyal to their family's political party.”
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