incongruity incongruity  /ˌɪŋ kɔŋ ˈru ɪ ti/


  • (n) the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate


  1. Poborchiy nicely captures this incongruity.
  2. He relishes the incongruity of a rock star talking about world policy, but he backs it up by knowing his stuff.
  3. Poborchiy nicely captures this incongruity.


  • The Sing for Hope Pianos Project

    A music critic sits down at some of the 88 Sing for Hope decorated pianos placed outdoors throughout the city, and finds the incongruity of it all special.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "We all wanted to know why I developed such incongruity in my life," Haggard wrote. "Thankfully, with the tools we gained there, along with the powerful way God has been illuminating His Word and the Holy Spirit has been convicting and...
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Ted Haggard Source: Denver Post

  2. Novak wrote that: "The incongruity of Ronald Reagan's Justice Department withdrawing the asylum granted a teen-age Ukranian boy a year ago by the Carter administration comes as no surprise to a White House benumbed by the peculiar regime of Attorney...
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Robert Novak Source: FrontPage

  3. Ethan noted that the film depicts "the whole incongruity of Jews in the Midwest: a subculture, and a feeling, that is different from Jewish communities in New York or Los Angeles. Joel said: What seems incongruous to us about it is the nature of the...
    on Sep 30, 2009 By: Coen brothers Source: Forward

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