at odds with (someone, something, or oneself)(redirected from at odds with themselves)
at odds with (someone, something, or oneself)
1. In conflict with someone or something. They are at odds with each other over the best way to lead the committee. Our fact-checker found that the witness's story was completely at odds with what the reporter had written.
2. Displeased with or unsettled in one's life. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used after "with." Sally still seems at odds with herself, but I think she'll feel better once she starts school again.
See also: odds
at odds with someone
COMMON If one person or group is at odds with another, they disagree about something. Their two sons were at odds with each other. Note: You can also say that two people or groups are at odds. The Education Secretary denied reports that he and the Chancellor had been at odds over university funding.
at odds with something
COMMON If one thing is at odds with another, they are very different or do not seem as though they can both be true. His outlook on life was pessimistic, quite at odds with his wife's description of his normal out-going personality. He was a good piano player, but slightly ashamed of it, as it seemed at odds with his macho image. Note: You can also say that two things are at odds. Last month the two reports were at odds, since employment figures indicated strength while the index predicted a worsening economy.