Definition of congruous in English:

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congruous

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒŋɡrʊəs/

adjective

In agreement or harmony: this explanation is congruous with earlier observations
More example sentences
  • These things look great fun to fly - their pilots wave from open cockpits and wiggle their wings raffishly - but they look as graceful and congruous as goats on skateboards.
  • And our previous name and layout wasn't congruous with what we were doing.
  • In the end process any theory on the acquisition or evolution of language must not only offer a model on how we process language, it must be congruous with how we process music.

Derivatives

congruity

Pronunciation: /kənˈɡruːɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • The recorded commentaries struck a fine congruity between historical details and interesting human insights into what had happened in those resplendent rooms.
  • In an age when a Catholic leader and writer strikes a note of congruity, one is more shocked than pleased.
  • Yet it is a mistake to interpret the current close alliance as a congruity of interests.

congruously

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒŋɡrʊəsli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Of particular note is the ingenious use of CGI throughout the features, blended so congruously into the animation that you barely notice its presence.
  • A heavy shellac gives an overall luminescence to the work and the only congruously identifying factor is his intricate use of linearity.
  • The importance of the housing market in Florida is congruously affected by the growing mortgage business in the state presently.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin congruus, from congruere 'agree' (see congruent), + -ous.

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Line breaks: con|gru¦ous

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