incongruous


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to incongruous: incongruous hemianopia

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 ?
If a narrative poem in any other metre or in many metres were now composed, it would be found incongruous.
In the organism of states such men are necessary, as wolves are necessary in the organism of nature, and they always exist, always appear and hold their own, however incongruous their presence and their proximity to the head of the government may be.
The most incongruous ideas were in confusion in his head.
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.
But man is a frivolous and incongruous creature, and perhaps, like a chess player, loves the process of the game, not the end of it.
Tears and Janet seemed so incongruous that Anne was honestly alarmed.
In this hour of peril the poop was very properly invaded by all classes of passengers, in all manner of incongruous apparel, in all stages of fear, rage, grief and hysteria; as we made our way among this motley nightmare throng, I took Ready by the arm.
Neither Emma Jane nor Rebecca perceived anything incongruous in the idea of the Simpsons striving for a banquet lamp.
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?
There was something strangely incongruous in this Oriental figure framed in the commonplace door-way of a third-rate suburban dwelling-house.
Her cheeks were thin and hollow, her eyes a little too prominent, some hidden expression which seemed at times to flit from one to the other of her features suggested a sensuality which was a little incongruous with her somewhat angular figure and generally cold demeanour.
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.