- (idiomatic) In disagreement; conflicting.
- The witness' statement seems to be at odds with the evidence, not a good sign for the prosecutor.
- c. 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act I, Scene 3,
- He flashes into one gross crime or other
- That sets us all at odds.
- 1722, Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders, London: W. Chetwood & T. Edling, p. 186,
- I […] began to be at odds with myself whether to be glad or sorry […]
- 1844, Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit, London: Chapman & Hall, Chapter 18, p. 237,
- In the passage they encountered Mr. Mould the undertaker: a little elderly gentleman, bald, and in a suit of black; with a note-book in his hand, a massive gold watch-chain dangling from his fob, and a face in which a queer attempt at melancholy was at odds with a smirk of satisfaction […]
- 1940, Zane Grey, 30,000 on the Hoof, New York: Pocket Book, 1977, Chapter 1, p. 8,
- At Pleasant Valley sheepmen and cattlemen were at odds over the grazing.
in disagreement; conflicting