Definition of in (or out of) keeping with in English:

in (or out of) keeping with

phrase

  • In (or out of) harmony or conformity with.

    ‘the cuisine is in keeping with the hotel's Edwardian character’
    • ‘The finish on the buildings will be different but harmonious and in keeping with the main house.’
    • ‘But people living in the area say the building is not big enough for that many people to live in comfortably and fear the hostel would be out of keeping with the area which mainly consists of private housing.’
    • ‘The bridge is an eyesore and is totally out of keeping with the natural beauty and harmony of the river valley.’
    • ‘This is a noble sentiment and entirely in keeping with the true spirit of the Olympics.’
    • ‘A 17-storey tower block standing well above any of the surrounding historic buildings of Little Germany would, it was felt, have dominated the area and been entirely out of keeping with the architecture around it.’
    • ‘As with other settlement bills, its format is in keeping with what has gone before.’
    • ‘The events at Hoghton have to be appropriate to the setting and in keeping with the house.’
    • ‘Planning permission was refused for five detached houses because they were out of keeping with the surrounding listed cottages and because of the loss of trees.’
    • ‘I would suggest this development is totally out of keeping with the other houses along this part of Somerset Road.’
    • ‘The new building is wholly out of keeping with the environment.’
    consistent with, in harmony with, in accord with, in accordance with, in agreement with, in line with, in character with, true to, compatible with, congruent with, commensurate with
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