at odds with the world

at odds with the world

Displeased with or unsettled in one's life. I thought I would be happier once school started up again, but I still feel at odds with the world.
See also: odds, world

at odds with the world

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at odds with yourself

If someone is at odds with the world or at odds with themselves, they are unhappy and not sure about what they want from life. I generally felt at odds with the world at that time. He willingly admits that he was still at odds with himself.
See also: odds, world
References in classic literature ?
People in difficulty and distress, or in any manner at odds with the world, can endure a vast amount of harsh treatment, and perhaps be only the stronger for it; whereas they give way at once before the simplest expression of what they perceive to be genuine sympathy.
He still spent a good deal of time unhappy and at odds with the world around him.
Seemingly at odds with the world, US President Donald Trump has once again raised the possibility of a trade conflict with China.
The business mogul is at odds with the World Economic Forum, which in January this year warned it sees catastrophe caused by climate change as the biggest potential threat to the global economy.
Except this time it's fear of Trump, of losing 50 years of progress, an America at odds with the world.
It was an engaging and expressive performance of a work whose soft and luscious string harmonies were at odds with the world in which it was composed (its London premiere was postponed because of V-1 flying bombs).
There is a patience to her writing that is at odds with the world, and in the land where this overhaul is sought, a solace.
Her memoir chronicles how she evolves from an immigrant girl at odds with the world into an intellectual woman grappling with what it means to belong.
30pM PREMIERE Emilie de Ravin and Robert Pattinson (both below, left) are soulmates at odds with the world.
But he also made them cry at the way he was constantly at odds with the world.
Thus Pierce Brosnan was chosen as the new 007, and the Welshman moved on, though many people - Broccoli included - referred to Dalton as being the best of the bunch in terms of realising Ian Fleming's vision for the character - a burn-out who did not want to kill and was at odds with the world, rather than a slapstick hitman with a penchant for one-liners and innuendo.
But such progressive policies were at odds with the World Bank's goal of promoting water commercialization.
There are touching moments in her connection with Gordon's unassuming brother Dwight (David Aaron Baker), depicting two gentle people at odds with the world at large, drawn together like magnets.
A tragically flawed and tormented hero at odds with the world around him (a wonderfully pungent 19th century London), deathly dark humour, explosions of savagery: this is the stuff of nightmares.