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Definitions for incongruous
ɪnˈkɒŋ gru əsin·con·gru·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incongruousadjective

    lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

    "a plan incongruous with reason"; "incongruous behavior"; "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"


  1. incongruousadjective

    Not similar or congruent; not matching or fitting in.

    Etymology: From incongruus, from in- + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incongruousadjective

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incongruous

    in-kong′grōō-us, adj. inconsistent: not fitting well together, disjointed: unsuitable—also Incon′gruent.—ns. Incongru′ity, Incon′gruousness.—adv. Incon′gruously.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incongruous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incongruous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of incongruous in a Sentence

  1. Zuri Murrell:

    It’s weird because doesn’t that seem incongruous, that it’s the number two cancer death? People don’t discover it until it’s really, really late and they aren’t getting screened.

  2. Nikos Pappas:

    His obsession and insistence on the same policy and style are incongruous with the course toward a united and democratic Europe.

  3. Safwan Masri:

    It is disingenuous to say that this plan is purely economic because it has a political dimension that has implications that are incongruous with the political aspirations, a big part of the $50 billion will go to neighboring states to settle the Palestinian refugees in those countries.

  4. Martin Harrison:

    I conclude that the disputed trades were incongruous and exceptional trades. They were unsuitable for the LIA and I can find no investment rationale for them.

  5. Nikos Pappas:

    Mr. Schaeuble is the main supporter of failed policies in Greece and in Europe, his obsession and insistence on the same policy and style are incongruous with the course toward a united and democratic Europe.

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