incongruous incongruous  /ɪŋ ˈkɔŋ ru əs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. His daily prayers in the morning appeared incongruous with his hedonistic lifestyle.
  2. It always amazes the townspeople why the Browns sell their old and dusty books from an unlikely and incongruous fish market.
  3. Faxing to a King would appear incongruous, for a messenger should be the seemingly correct norm; but times are changing.

News

  • Lawsuits: Ridiculous, Probably Illegal, Homecrest House Faces Demo

    For seven years, a wildly incongruous what-the-fuck structure has loomed over East 12th Street in Homecrest, Brooklyn, but now, finally, the house is likely headed for demolition. The building consists of a hulking, half-finished white box propped up on a...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

Quotes

  1. Justice Kennedy wrote that the "authority claimed by the attorney general is both beyond his expertise and incongruous with the statutory purposes and design".
    on Jan 17, 2006 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: BBC News

  2. "In the wake of an election that sends a message to the world about freedom, it seems incongruous to raise the specter of hate in America," said Janet Murguia, President and CEO of NCLR. "Hate did not win the election, but it has certainly...
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Janet Murguia Source: MarketWatch

  3. "We need China to join the effort and agree to have the next meeting," Burns said in an interview. "We're concerned that China's trade has increased significantly with Iran. It's incongruous for China to continue to sell arms to Iran and...
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: Nicholas Burns Source: Washington Post

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