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Meaning of INCONGRUOUS

Pronunciation:  in'kânggroous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness; "a plan incongruous with reason"; "incongruous behavior"; "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"
 

INCONGRUOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: discrepant, inappropriate, incompatible, inconsistent, inharmonious, ironic, ironical, out or keeping(p), unfitting
 
 Antonyms: congruent, congruous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*con"gru*ous\, a. [L. incongruus. See {In-} not,
and {Congruous}.]
Not congruous; reciprocally disagreeing; not capable of
harmonizing or readily assimilating; inharmonious;
inappropriate; unsuitable; not fitting; inconsistent;
improper; as, an incongruous remark; incongruous behavior,
action, dress, etc. ``Incongruous mixtures of opinions.''
--I. Taylor. ``Made up of incongruous parts.'' --Macaulay.

      Incongruous denotes that kind of absence of harmony or
      suitableness of which the taste and experience of men
      takes cognizance.                        --C. J. Smith.

{Incongruous numbers} (Arith.), two numbers, which, with
   respect to a third, are such that their difference can not
   be divided by it without a remainder, the two numbers
   being said to be incongruous with respect to the third;
   as, twenty-five are incongruous with respect to four.

Syn: Inconsistent; unsuitable; inharmonious; disagreeing;
     absurd; inappropriate; unfit; improper. See
     {Inconsistent}. -- {In*con"gru*ous*ly}, adv. --
     {In*con"gru*ous*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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