incongruity


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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 ?
We can only guess why the great design was abandoned; perhaps because Plato became sensible of some incongruity in a fictitious history, or because he had lost his interest in it, or because advancing years forbade the completion of it; and we may please ourselves with the fancy that had this imaginary narrative ever been finished, we should have found Plato himself sympathizing with the struggle for Hellenic independence, singing a hymn of triumph over Marathon and Salamis, perhaps making the reflection of Herodotus where he contemplates the growth of the Athenian empire--"How brave a thing is freedom of speech, which has made the Athenians so far exceed every other state of Hellas in greatness
Nor, strictly investigated, is there any incongruity in this comparison.
But he had fancied her in love with him; that evidently must have been his dependence; and after raving a little about the seeming incongruity of gentle manners and a conceited head, Emma was obliged in common honesty to stop and admit that her own behaviour to him had been so complaisant and obliging, so full of courtesy and attention, as (supposing her real motive unperceived) might warrant a man of ordinary observation and delicacy, like Mr.
But the trouble was the blank incongruity of this serenity and the swift death flying yonder, not two miles away.
I remember once having the incongruity of the relation brought home to me in a practical way.
asked Hester, half smiling at the absurd incongruity of the child's observation; but on second thoughts turning pale.
It was in fact the very appropriate truth that she had ventured to criticize the propriety, to hint at the incongruity, of so close an alliance, and even to go so far on the subject as a frank overture to Miss Jessel.
All comprehension is creation; the woman I love is somewhat of my handiwork; and the great lover, like the great painter, is he that can so embellish his subject as to make her more than human, whilst yet by a cunning art he has so based his apotheosis on the nature of the case that the woman can go on being a true woman, and give her character free play, and show littleness, or cherish spite, or be greedy of common pleasures, and he continue to worship without a thought of incongruity.
It might be palace without, but it was wigwam within; so that, between the stateliness of his mansion and the squalidness of his furniture, the gallant White Plume presented some such whimsical incongruity as we see in the gala equipments of an Indian chief on a treaty-making embassy at Washington, who has been generously decked out in cocked hat and military coat, in contrast to his breech-clout and leathern legging; being grand officer at top, and ragged Indian at bottom.
Our modern authors of comedy have fallen almost universally into the error here hinted at; their heroes generally are notorious rogues, and their heroines abandoned jades, during the first four acts; but in the fifth, the former become very worthy gentlemen, and the latter women of virtue and discretion: nor is the writer often so kind as to give himself the least trouble to reconcile or account for this monstrous change and incongruity.
As he did so he noticed, with a start, the strange incongruity of that smooth, brown arm against the black and hairy coat of his lady-love.
Elsewhere the house was filled with ornaments and decorations that in their incongruity forcibly recalled the gilded plate-glass mirrors of the bedroom in the old cabin.