out of keeping


out of keeping
{adj. phr.} Not going well together; not agreeing; not proper. * /Loud talk was out of keeping in the library./ * /It was out of keeping for the kind man to kick the dog./ Contrast: IN KEEPING.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • out of keeping — index anomalous, disproportionate, inapplicable, inappropriate, inapt, incommensurate, incongruous, inept ( …   Law dictionary

  • out of keeping — {adj. phr.} Not going well together; not agreeing; not proper. * /Loud talk was out of keeping in the library./ * /It was out of keeping for the kind man to kick the dog./ Contrast: IN KEEPING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out\ of\ keeping — adj. phr. Not going well together; not agreeing; not proper. Loud talk was out of keeping in the library. It was out of keeping for the kind man to kick the dog. Contrast: in keeping …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out of keeping — Synonyms and related words: ill adapted, ill assorted, ill chosen, ill fitted, ill matched, ill sorted, ill suited, ill timed, improper, inadmissible, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, inept, infelicitous, irrelevant, mal a propos,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • out or keeping — adjective not in keeping with what is correct or proper completely inappropriate behavior • Syn: ↑inappropriate, ↑incompatible, ↑unfitting • Similar to: ↑incongruous • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • out of keeping with — not agreeing with or sharing important qualities with (something) Her comments revealed a nervousness that seemed out of keeping with her calm appearance. The modern décor was out of keeping with the church s architecture. • • • Main Entry: ↑kee …   Useful english dictionary

  • out of keeping with something — out of keeping with (something) in keeping with (something) in a way that is suitable or right for a particular situation, style, or tradition. The antique desk seems out of keeping with the modern furniture in the rest of the house …   New idioms dictionary

  • out of keeping with — (something) in keeping with (something) in a way that is suitable or right for a particular situation, style, or tradition. The antique desk seems out of keeping with the modern furniture in the rest of the house …   New idioms dictionary

  • out of keeping (with something) — out of ˈkeeping (with sth) idiom not appropriate or expected in a particular situation; not in agreement with sth • The painting is out of keeping with the rest of the room. Main entry: ↑keepingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • out of keeping with something — in keeping/out of keeping/with something phrase in the same manner or style not in the same manner or style as something else a custom in keeping with tradition buildings that are out of keeping with their surroundings Thesaurus: similar and… …   Useful english dictionary


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