in character

in character  {adv.} or  {adj. phr.}
1. In agreement with a person's character or personality; in the way that a person usually behaves or is supposed to behave; as usual; characteristic; typical; suitable.
John was very rude at the party, and that was not in character because he is usually very polite.
The way Judy comforted the little girl was in character. She did it gently and kindly.
2. Suitable for the part or the kind of part being acted; natural to the way a character in a book or play is supposed to act.
The fat actor in the movie was in character because the character he played was supposed to be fat and jolly.
It would not have been in character for Robin Hood to steal from a poor man.
Contrast: OUT OF CHARACTER.
Categories: adjective adverb behave polite rude

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