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Definitions for incongruity
ˌɪn kənˈgru ɪ ti, -kəŋ-in·con·gruity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incongruity, incongruousnessnoun

    the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate


  1. incongruitynoun

    The state of being incongruous, or lacking congruence.

  2. incongruitynoun

    An instance or point of disagreement; a dissimilarity; a discrepancy; an inconsistency.

  3. incongruitynoun

    A thing that is incongruous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incongruitynoun

    the quality or state of being incongruous; want of congruity; unsuitableness; inconsistency; impropriety

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + congruity: cf. F. incongruit.]

  2. Incongruitynoun

    disagreement of parts; want of symmetry or of harmony

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + congruity: cf. F. incongruit.]

  3. Incongruitynoun

    that which is incongruous; want of congruity

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + congruity: cf. F. incongruit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incongruity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incongruity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of incongruity in a Sentence

  1. Paul Billings:

    There is an incongruity of the EPA's positions, on one hand praising the success of the Clean Air Act in improving air quality while on another day calling the law a job killer.

  2. Pope Francis:

    Young people are scandalized by the hypocrisy of older people, they are scandalized by war. They are scandalized by incongruity, they are scandalized by corruption, and as part of this corruption... sexual abuse.

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