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incongruous

in·con·gru·ous

incongruous

 
 
pronunciation:
In kang gru s
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not suitable or fitting; out of place.
Shorts were incongruous attire for this formal occasion.
synonyms:
inappropriate, incongruent, unfitting, unsuitable
antonyms:
congruous
similar words:
improper, odd, out of place, outlandish, strange, unbecoming
definition 2: not blending together harmoniously.
To my ear, the piece is a collection of incongruous notes.He and she had incongruous tastes, and deciding on furnishings was always a difficult business.
synonyms:
disparate, incompatible, mismatched, motley
antonyms:
harmonious
similar words:
clashing, discordant, dissonant, divergent, odd, strange
definition 3: not consistent.
This statement was incongruous with his previous remarks.
synonyms:
conflicting, incompatible, inconsistent
antonyms:
congruent
similar words:
ajar, contradictory
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derivations: incongruously (adv.), incongruousness (n.)
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