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1. Corresponding in character or kind; appropriate or harmonious.
2. Mathematics Congruent.

[From Latin congruus, from congruere, to agree.]

con′gru·ous·ly adv.
con′gru·ous·ness n.
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1. corresponding or agreeing
2. suitable; appropriate
[C16: from Latin congruus suitable, harmonious; see congruent]
congruity, ˈcongruousness n
ˈcongruously adv
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(ˈkɒŋ gru əs)

1. exhibiting harmony of parts.
2. appropriate or fitting.
[1590–1600; < Latin congruus <congruere; see congruent, -ous]
con′gru•ous•ly, adv.
con′gru•ous•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.congruous - corresponding in character or kind
appropriate - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
incongruous - lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness; "a plan incongruous with reason"; "incongruous behavior"; "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"
2.congruous - suitable or appropriate together
compatible - able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination; "a compatible married couple"; "her deeds were compatible with her ideology"
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2. Having components pleasingly combined:
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[ˈkɒŋgrʊəs] ADJcongruo (with con)
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(= corresponding)sich deckend, übereinstimmend; to be congruous with somethingsich mit etw decken
(= appropriate, proper)vereinbar
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A vigorous superstition, that lashes its gods or lashes its own back, seems to be more congruous with the mystery of the human lot, than the mental condition of these emmet-like Dodsons and Tullivers.
It may be congruous with this, perhaps, that her success should be more assured in dealing with the characters of women than with those of men.
Lydgate suddenly corresponding to her ideal, being altogether foreign to Middlemarch, carrying a certain air of distinction congruous with good family, and possessing connections which offered vistas of that middle-class heaven, rank; a man of talent, also, whom it would be especially delightful to enslave: in fact, a man who had touched her nature quite newly, and brought a vivid interest into her life which was better than any fancied "might-be" such as she was in the habit of opposing to the actual.
Go to your meekest little assistant instructor of sociology and ask him what is the difference between Rousseau's theory of the return to nature and the theory of socialism; ask your greatest orthodox bourgeois political economists and sociologists; question through the pages of every text-book written on the subject and stored on the shelves of your subsidized libraries; and from one and all the answer will be that there is nothing congruous between the return to nature and socialism.
He was proud of appearing in such incongruous attires--proud of the fact that he always made them look congruous.
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