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out of character


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  • adjective idiomatic Inconsistent with one's personality, disposition, or usual expected behaviour.
  • adjective idiomatic, drama Not in character; not successfully performing within the mindset of a given character in a theatrical performance. See also break character, drop character.
  • adjective idiomatic, drama, role-playing games Not acting; not "on"; behaving within one's natural personality rather than that of a character, or taking actions entirely outside the fictional context.
  • adverb idiomatic In a manner inconsistent with one's usual and expected personality or behavior.
  • adverb idiomatic, drama, role-playing games Away from the mindset, personality, or behavior assumed for a role that an actor is rehearsing or performing, or that a player is playing.


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