Definition of incongruity in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinkənˈɡro͞oədē/

noun (plural incongruities)

The state of being incongruous or out of keeping: the incongruity of his fleshy face and skinny body disturbed her
More example sentences
  • Guyana is a place of strange contrasts, unexpected juxtapositions, curious incongruities.
  • Streets that seem like collages brought to life, full of strange incongruities that could only seem natural in the sedatory stillness of the suburb.
  • The sheer oddness of the way the place functioned, the incongruity between functioning and pretension.

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Syllabification: in·con·gru·i·ty

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