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incongruent

[in-kong-groo-uh nt, in-kuh n-groo-, -kuh ng-] /ɪnˈkɒŋ gru ənt, ˌɪn kənˈgru-, -kəŋ-/
adjective
1.
not congruent.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin incongruent- (stem of incongruēns) inconsistent. See in-3, congruent
Related forms
incongruence, noun
incongruently, adverb
Can be confused
congruous, congruent, incongruous, incongruent.
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  • Soldiers here searched for shade and ways to while away an incongruent abundance of free time.
  • Listening to all sides of the story paints a fascinatingly incongruent picture.
  • All these civilizations had to struggle with reconciling the incongruent motions.
  • The midlevel and corps ensemble is full of strong dancers, but sometimes looks ragged or stylistically incongruent.
  • Most of the reports are vague, filled with incongruent detail, or crudely fabricated.
  • These types of incongruent and uncoordinated statements have been part of the day to day communication ritual in this government.
British Dictionary definitions for incongruent

incongruous

/ɪnˈkɒŋɡrʊəs/
adjective
1.
when postpositive, foll by with or to. incompatible with (what is suitable); inappropriate
2.
containing disparate or discordant elements or parts
Derived Forms
incongruously, incongruently, adverb
incongruousness, incongruence, noun
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Word Origin and History for incongruent
adj.

mid-15c., from Latin incongruentem (nominative incongruens), from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + congruens (see congruent). Related: Incongruently.

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