Incongruous Definition

Lacking in harmony; incompatible.
A joke that was incongruous with polite conversation.
American Heritage
Not congruous.
Webster's New World
Not in agreement, as with principles; inconsistent.
A plan incongruous with reason.
American Heritage
Not in keeping with what is correct, proper, or logical; inappropriate.
Incongruous behavior.
American Heritage

Not similar or congruent; not matching or fitting in.


Origin of Incongruous

  • From Latin incongruus in- not in–1 congruus congruous congruous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin incongruus, from in- (“not”) + congruus (“congruent”).

    From Wiktionary

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