out of keeping


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

in keeping with

Conforming with or suited to. In keeping with the family's wishes, we're declining to make a comment on the case at this point in time. The new building was designed in keeping with the Georgian style of the city's older structures.
See also: keeping

out of keeping (with something)

[of something said or some behavior] failing to fit in with something. This kind of thing is completely out of keeping with our standards of behavior. That is quite out of keeping with your statement of yesterday.
See also: keeping, of, out