Definition of incongruity in English:

incongruity

Line breaks: in|con¦gru|ity
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnkɒŋˈgruːɪti
 
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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
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.
Synonyms
inappropriateness, incongruousness, unsuitability, lack of harmony, discordance, inharmoniousness, dissonance, incompatibility, inconsistency, difference, disparity, discrepancy, irreconcilability; strangeness, oddity, absurdity, bizarreness, extraneousness

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