out of place - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    if someone feels out of place or is out of place, they feel uncomfortable in a particular situation or place, or they do not belong there

    Kieran felt very out of place among Helen’s solicitor friends.

  2. 2
    in the wrong position

    Mel looked immaculate with not even a hair out of place.

  3. 3
    if something looks out of place, it is in a position where it does not belong or look good

    It’s a lovely table but it would look out of place with all our antique furniture.

See also main entry: place