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out of character

Definition of out of character

  1. —used to say that some action or behavior is not like someone's usual way of behaving <His rudeness was completely out of character.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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  1. :  a conventionalized graphic device placed on an object as an indication of ownership, origin, or relationship

    :  a graphic symbol (as a hieroglyph or alphabet letter) used in writing or printing

    :  a magical or astrological emblem

  1. :  engrave, inscribe

    :  represent, portray

    :  characterize

  1. :  capable of portraying an unusual or eccentric personality often markedly different from the player

    :  requiring or involving the portrayal of an unusual or eccentric personality


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