strike someone as something - definition and synonyms

phrase [never progressive]
  1. to make someone have a particular opinion or feeling

    ‘You don’t strike me as a religious man,’ I said frankly.

    strike someone as being something:

    He didn’t strike me as being the jealous sort.

    it strikes someone as funny/odd/strange (that):

    It struck me as a little bit odd that she was always alone.

See also main entry: strike