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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
References in classic literature ?
Speak for yourself when you are inclined to utter such incongruities," interrupted Aramis.
Only put yourself beyond hazard as to the real basis of matrimonial bliss, and it is scarcely to be imagined what miracles, in the way of recognizing smaller incongruities, connubial love will effect.
One can comprehend it only when night has hidden all incongruities and created a theatre proper for so grand a drama.
L'amour which the Frenchman worshiped consisted principally in the unnaturalness of his relation to the woman and in a combination of incongruities giving the chief charm to the feeling.
Not that this inward amazement of Dorothea's was anything very exceptional: many souls in their young nudity are tumbled out among incongruities and left to "find their feet" among them, while their elders go about their business.
Yet amid all these varieties and incongruities, there is a common meaning or spirit which pervades his writings, both those in which he treats of the ideas and those in which he is silent about them.
Wit, the brilliant perception of incongruities, is a matter of Intellect and the complement of Humor.
The soul which is in the soul of each, craving a perfect beatitude, detects incongruities, defects and disproportion in the behavior of the other.
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The Obama Administration has acted on a day of diplomacy with Iran by declaring a massive arms sale to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which farther reflects the incongruities of US foreign policy.
His reflections on holiday traditions, the possibility of life after death, and much more blend humor and insight with a sense of fun as it observes everyday life and beliefs, and comments on ironies and incongruities.