Incongruous meaning

ĭn-kŏng'gro͝o-əs
Lacking in harmony; incompatible.

A joke that was incongruous with polite conversation.

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Not in agreement, as with principles; inconsistent.

A plan incongruous with reason.

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Not in keeping with what is correct, proper, or logical; inappropriate.

Incongruous behavior.

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Not congruous.
  • Lacking harmony or agreement; incompatible.
  • Having inconsistent or inharmonious parts, elements, etc.
  • Not corresponding to what is right, proper, or reasonable; unsuitable; inappropriate.
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The definition of incongruous is something that doesn't fit in or that is jarring in relation to its surroundings.

An example of incongruous is a bright purple couch in an all white room.

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Not similar or congruent; not matching or fitting in.
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(mathematics) Of two numbers, with respect to a third, such that their difference can not be divided by it without a remainder.

20 and 25 are incongruous with respect to 4.

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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