Incongruity meaning

ĭnkŏn-gro͝oĭ-tē
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The definition of incongruity is when things don’t match as they are expected to.

An example of an incongruity is a wealthy woman who drives an old beaten up car.

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The condition, quality, or fact of being incongruous.
  • Lack of harmony or agreement.
  • Lack of fitness or appropriateness.
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Something incongruous.
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Something incongruous.
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The state or quality of being incongruous.
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The state of being incongruous, or lacking congruence.
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An instance or point of disagreement; a dissimilarity; a discrepancy; an inconsistency.
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A thing that is incongruous.
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Lack of congruence.
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Origin of incongruity

  • From Middle French incongruité, from Medieval Latin incongruitas

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