One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In conflict or at variance.‘his behaviour is at odds with the interests of the company’
in conflict, in disagreement, on bad terms, at cross purposes, at loggerheads, quarrelling, arguing, clashing, at daggers drawn, at each other's throats, at outs, estrangedat variance, not in keeping, out of keeping, out of line, out of step, in opposition, conflicting, clashing, disagreeing, differing, contrary, incompatible, contradictory, inconsistent, irreconcilable, incongruous, discrepantView synonyms
- ‘She had felt different and increasingly at odds with her family, in particular her mother Fanny.’
- ‘Service withdrawal seems to be entirely at odds with any claim to professionalism at all.’
- ‘Any other result would have been at odds with the balance of the game.’
- ‘But conflict resolution in recent decades is at odds with the principled approach.’
- ‘The intense angst though felt at odds with the surrounding natural tranquil beauty.’
- ‘That guidance is clearly different from and at odds with the 1972 decision letter.’
- ‘He was often at odds with the more liberal wing of the church, having opposed the decision to ordain women bishops.’
- ‘The architecture demands a kind of display which is at odds with the tone both of the words and of the spirit of the institution.’
- ‘His conversion to the Nation of Islam years later, she said, was at odds with his Baptist upbringing.’
- ‘Even more impressively, he did so while obviously at odds with his swing.’
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