incongruence


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in·con·gru·ent

 (ĭn-kŏng′gro͞o-ənt, ĭn′kŏn-gro͞o′ənt)
adj.
1. Not congruent.
2. Incongruous.

in·con′gru·ence n.
in·con′gru·ent·ly adv.
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It is true that Lowin's work is not as decisive as might be thought, but it nonetheless retains a degree of incongruence in its invective "against every dancer and danceresse, which in their dances have no remembrance of God, are greatly culpable before the eyes of God himselfe, although they seeme to be without fault in the sight of men." (3)
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The translation itself is lovely, with only the odd incongruence or two.
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Charlotte Joy's study illustrates the incongruence between institutional strategies for conserving Djenne's mud buildings and the reality of residing in a poverty-stricken town.
Volume 2 raises issues about the incongruence of incentives that arise when the coercive power of the state is privatized and the goal of prisons becomes profit.
Incongruence is the second problem as most of the communication between people is non-verbal, and when that is out of sync with words, people send mixed messages.