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    Exclamation looking for an english term

    Hi,
    I am looking for an english term which describes a character who does not fit in the context or setting in which they established in or is used to voice the author's views but is too futuristic for their context.

    Thankyou


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    #2

    Re: looking for an english term

    Hi there :
    I'm not a native nor a teacher:
    Try using the following idioms nevertheless:

    -Obviously, Paul was not cut out for army life.
    -Her recent conduct is beyond the pale.
    -He is a square peg (in a round hole).

    Cheers
    Udara

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    #3

    Re: looking for an english term

    In literature, a story that features a main character who does not belong in his environment is often called a "fish out of water" story.

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    #4

    Re: looking for an english term

    Simply,
    Anachronism and the adj : anachronistic?

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