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in·con·gru·i·ty

 (ĭn′kŏn-gro͞o′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·con·gru·i·ties
1. Lack of congruence.
2. The state or quality of being incongruous.
3. Something incongruous.

incongruity

(ˌɪnkɒŋˈɡruːɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. something incongruous
2. the state or quality of being incongruous

in•con•gru•i•ty

(ˌɪn kənˈgru ɪ ti, -kəŋ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being incongruous.
2. something incongruous.
[1525–35; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incongruity - the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate
incompatibility - the quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination
irony - incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs; "the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated"
congruence, congruity, congruousness - the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate

incongruity

incongruity

noun
A marked lack of correspondence or agreement:
Translations
neshodanesoulad
uoverensstemmelse
össze nem egyezés/illés
ósamkvæmni; òaî aî stinga í stúf
uygunsuzlukuymazlık

incongruity

[ˌɪnkɒŋˈgruːɪtɪ] Nincongruencia f

incongruity

[ˌɪnkənˈgruːɪti] nincongruité f

incongruity

n
no pl (of remark, sb’s presence)Unpassende(s), Unangebrachtsein nt; (of juxtaposition, mixture)Missklang m; (of situation)Absurdität f; (of behaviour)Unangebrachtheit f; such was the incongruity of his remarkseine Bemerkung war so unangebracht or unpassend; the incongruity between what is said and what is left unsaiddas Missverhältnis zwischen dem, was gesagt wird, und dem, was ungesagt bleibt; the film relies on the incongruity of these imagesder Film lebt von der inneren Widersprüchlichkeit dieser Bilder; he commented on the incongruity of it aller bemerkte, wie absurd das alles war
(= incongruous thing)Unstimmigkeit f

incongruity

[ˌɪnkɒŋˈgruːɪtɪ] nassurdità f inv

incongruous

(iŋˈkoŋgruəs) adjective
unsuitable or out of place; odd. Boots would look incongruous with an evening dress.
inconˈgruity, inˈcongruousness noun
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