incongruity


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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 ?
Elsewhere the house was filled with ornaments and decorations that in their incongruity forcibly recalled the gilded plate-glass mirrors of the bedroom in the old cabin.
asked Hester, half smiling at the absurd incongruity of the child's observation; but on second thoughts turning pale.
It was in fact the very appropriate truth that she had ventured to criticize the propriety, to hint at the incongruity, of so close an alliance, and even to go so far on the subject as a frank overture to Miss Jessel.
Nor, strictly investigated, is there any incongruity in this comparison.
But he had fancied her in love with him; that evidently must have been his dependence; and after raving a little about the seeming incongruity of gentle manners and a conceited head, Emma was obliged in common honesty to stop and admit that her own behaviour to him had been so complaisant and obliging, so full of courtesy and attention, as (supposing her real motive unperceived) might warrant a man of ordinary observation and delicacy, like Mr.
Not with pleasure, though I was bound to him by so many ties; no; with considerable disturbance, some mortification, and a keen sense of incongruity.
I could pass anywhere for twenty-five to thirty years of age, and to be a great uncle always seemed the height of incongruity, for my thoughts and feelings were those of a boy.
The incongruity was too remarkable; the good folks would either put him to the door, or only let him in to send for the police.
But the trouble was the blank incongruity of this serenity and the swift death flying yonder, not two miles away.
I was overwhelmed with depression, too; I had an hysterical craving for incongruity and for contrast, and so I took to vice.
John Brown and Peter Goldthwaite had been jointly known to the commercial world between twenty and thirty years before, under the firm of Goldthwaite & Brown; which co-partnership, however, was speedily dissolved by the natural incongruity of its constituent parts.
It might be palace without, but it was wigwam within; so that, between the stateliness of his mansion and the squalidness of his furniture, the gallant White Plume presented some such whimsical incongruity as we see in the gala equipments of an Indian chief on a treaty-making embassy at Washington, who has been generously decked out in cocked hat and military coat, in contrast to his breech-clout and leathern legging; being grand officer at top, and ragged Indian at bottom.