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in·con·gru·ous

 (ĭn-kŏng′gro͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Lacking in harmony; incompatible: a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation.
2. Not in agreement, as with principles; inconsistent: a plan incongruous with reason.
3. Not in keeping with what is correct, proper, or logical; inappropriate: incongruous behavior.

[From Latin incongruus : in-, not; see in-1 + congruus, congruous; see congruous.]

in·con′gru·ous·ly adv.
in·con′gru·ous·ness n.

incongruous

(ɪnˈkɒŋɡrʊəs) or

incongruent

adj
1. (when: postpositive, foll by with or to) incompatible with (what is suitable); inappropriate
2. containing disparate or discordant elements or parts
inˈcongruously, inˈcongruently adv
inˈcongruousness, inˈcongruence n

in•con•gru•ous

(ɪnˈkɒŋ gru əs)

adj.
1. out of keeping or place; inappropriate.
2. not harmonious in character; inconsonant.
3. inconsistent: an incongrous alibi.
[1605–15; < Late Latin incongruus inconsistent]
in•con′gru•ous•ly, adv.
in•con′gru•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incongruous - lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness; "a plan incongruous with reason"; "incongruous behavior"; "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"
congruent, congruous - corresponding in character or kind

incongruous

incongruous

adjective
1. Made up of parts or qualities that are disparate or otherwise markedly lacking in consistency:
2. In sharp opposition:
Logic: repugnant.
Translations
مُتَنافِر، غَيْر مُنْسَجِم
neladícínesouhlasný
ikke passende sammen med
össze nem illő
óviîeigandi, sem stingur í stúf
nesiderinimas
neatbilstošsnepiemērots
onpassend
neladiaci

incongruous

[ɪnˈkɒŋgrʊəs] ADJ [pair, alliance, image, sound] → incongruente
it seems incongruous thatparece extraño que ...

incongruous

[ɪnˈkɒŋgruəs] adj
(= out of place) [sight, sound] → incongru(e)
to look incongruous → détonner
(= odd) → saugrenu(e)

incongruous

adj couple, juxtaposition, mixturewenig zusammenpassend attr; thing to do, remarkunpassend; behaviourunangebracht; he uses these incongruous imageser benutzt diese unstimmigen Bilder; it seems incongruous that …es scheint abwegig or widersinnig, dass …; how incongruous it seemed that he should have been chosenes schien eigenartig, dass ausgerechnet er ausgewählt wurde; he was an incongruous figure among the touristsunter den Touristen wirkte er fehl am Platz

incongruous

[ɪnˈkɒŋgrʊəs] adj (appearance, behaviour) → stonato/a, assurdo/a; (remark, act) → fuori luogo

incongruous

(iŋˈkoŋgruəs) adjective
unsuitable or out of place; odd. Boots would look incongruous with an evening dress.
inconˈgruity, inˈcongruousness noun
References in classic literature ?
The dresser, and the great walnut wardrobe which held all my clothes, even my hats and shoes, I had pushed out of the way, and I considered them non-existent, as children eliminate incongruous objects when they are playing house.
This tower was one of a pair--square, incongruous, crenelated structures-- that were distinguished, for some reason, though I could see little difference, as the new and the old.
Ona was blue-eyed and fair, while Jurgis had great black eyes with beetling brows, and thick black hair that curled in waves about his ears--in short, they were one of those incongruous and impossible married couples with which Mother Nature so often wills to confound all prophets, before and after.
A cold chill went to Tom's heart, he didn't know why; for he did not reflect that such words, from such an incongruous source, and so solemnly delivered, could not easily fail of that effect.
Neither Emma Jane nor Rebecca perceived anything incongruous in the idea of the Simpsons striving for a banquet lamp.
Amongst them all I found not one whom, had I been ever so free, I--warned as I was of the risks, the horrors, the loathings of incongruous unions--would have asked to marry me.
But Herbert's was a very different case, and it often caused me a twinge to think that I had done him evil service in crowding his sparely-furnished chambers with incongruous upholstery work, and placing the canary-breasted Avenger at his disposal.
Time out of mind the Raveloe doctor had been a Kimble; Kimble was inherently a doctor's name; and it was difficult to contemplate firmly the melancholy fact that the actual Kimble had no son, so that his practice might one day be handed over to a successor with the incongruous name of Taylor or Johnson.
Presently he observed, pegged on the line, strangely incongruous among the other homespun garments, a wonderful petticoat, so exquisite in material and design that it aroused his curiosity.
He was clothed with tatters of old ship's canvas and old sea-cloth, and this extraordinary patchwork was all held together by a system of the most various and incongruous fastenings, brass buttons, bits of stick, and loops of tarry gaskin.
Others will follow, others will outstrip me on the same lines; and I hazard the guess that man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous and independent denizens.
As he walked home, the thoughts of this excursion out of the safe places of life into the wild and arduous, stirred and struggled in his imagination with the image of Miss Mackenzie - incongruous and yet kindred thoughts, for did not each imply unusual tightening of the pegs of resolution?