sundry

A woman emptying out her purse after many years might find an old stick of gum, a pair of broken sunglasses, a few movie tickets, and sundry items, meaning that that her purse was filled with a random collection of unrelated things.

Most people associate the word sundry with the old-fashioned drugstore in their neighborhood that used to sell all sorts of odds and ends, from magazines to hairbrushes. The word is typically used as an adjective to describe a collection of various different items found in one place, as in — "I discovered records, perfume bottles, and sundry items at my neighbor's yard sale." The phrase "all and sundry" refers collectively to a group of people, as in, "I invited all and sundry of my relatives to my tea party."

DEFINITIONS OF: sundry

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adj consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

“" sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards”
Synonyms:
assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley
heterogeneous, heterogenous
consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
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