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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 ?
Only put yourself beyond hazard as to the real basis of matrimonial bliss, and it is scarcely to be imagined what miracles, in the way of recognizing smaller incongruities, connubial love will effect.
"Speak for yourself when you are inclined to utter such incongruities," interrupted Aramis.
One can comprehend it only when night has hidden all incongruities and created a theatre proper for so grand a drama.
(Ramballe despised both these kinds of love equally: the one he considered the "love of clodhoppers" and the other the "love of simpletons.") L'amour which the Frenchman worshiped consisted principally in the unnaturalness of his relation to the woman and in a combination of incongruities giving the chief charm to the feeling.
Slight incongruities afford the perceiver the positive emotional benefits of mild surprise-arousal and, eventually, calmness and understanding.
As toddlers, children demonstrate an increasingly advanced and varied repertoire of humorous incongruities (a conflict between what is expected and an absurd reality).
These incongruities are partially resolved by using the LMs of analogy and faulty reasoning.
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In analyzing several scenes from this film, Laine and Juva demonstrate that comedy often emerges from aural transgressions, mobilized through spatial effects (incongruities between sound and image, musical styles, and diegetic and extradiegetic space) and temporal effects (repetition and the manipulation of duration and rhythm).
The researchers saw that in the miniscule moments leading up to laughter, when participants were just understanding the joke, their posterior temporal lobes, an area of the brain linked to resolution of incongruities, lit up.
The punchlines thus establish the resolutions of the incomprehensibility-based incongruities by divulging surprising and uncanny points of similarity rooted in the nonsalience of the focal features in both elements (Figure 20) or only one element (Figure 21; it is obvious that women do not have penises) of the comparison.
These are original essays that focus on happiness over time and between generations, despite all life's changes and circumstances, and offers a solid survey that shows how to find happiness in life's incongruities. It's a fun survey that needs no prior introduction to Barry's style to prove successful, and it provides a fun read with changing chapter approaches to said happiness to make for a diverse collection.