Definition of incongruous in English:

incongruous

Line breaks: in|con¦gru|ous
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkɒŋgrʊəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

incongruously

adverb
More example sentences
  • She looks something like a Dutch flower-piece, with bunches of roses and freesias tied with ribbons to her sheepcrook and to her straw sunhat, the pink braid around its rim looking incongruously like a halo.
  • Hotels, a golf course, casinos and even a reconstructed medieval French cloister are incongruously scattered on its 277 hectares.
  • This magnificent building lauded as a perfect example of Art Deco, though it strikes one as incongruously European, counter balances the architecture of the Fort.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin incongruus (from in- 'not' + congruus 'agreeing, suitable', from the verb congruere) + -ous.

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