out of keeping with

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Definition of 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.

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“Out of keeping with.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20keeping%20with. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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