Definition of incongruity in English:


Line breaks: in|con¦gru|ity
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnkɒŋˈɡruːɪti

noun (plural incongruities)

[mass noun]
The state of being incongruous; incompatibility: the incongruity of his fleshy face and skinny body disturbed her [count noun]: the movie presents numerous incongruities and reversals
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  • 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.
inappropriateness, incongruousness, unsuitability, lack of harmony, discordance, inharmoniousness, dissonance, incompatibility, inconsistency, difference, disparity, discrepancy, irreconcilability;
strangeness, oddity, absurdity, bizarreness, extraneousness

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