out of keeping with

out of keeping with
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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Main Entry:keeping

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