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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.
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Noun1.incongruousness - 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
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(iŋˈkoŋgruəs) adjective
unsuitable or out of place; odd. Boots would look incongruous with an evening dress.
inconˈgruity, inˈcongruousness noun
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Finally, the utter incongruousness of the Tramp's daydream to his life here or elsewhere in Chaplin's representation of him is noteworthy.