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[in-kong-groo-uh nt, in-kuh n-groo-, -kuh ng-] /ɪnˈkɒŋ gru ənt, ˌɪn kənˈgru-, -kəŋ-/
not congruent.
Origin of incongruent
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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Perhaps in some context, the word part is incongruent with this notion that there is only wholeness.

    Nursing as Caring Anne Boykin
  • This was usually done by use of brute force coated with a thin layer of incongruent ideology.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • There was the picture that she was unable to begin; it floated through her brain, elusive and incongruent.

    The Quaint Companions Leonard Merrick
Word Origin and History for incongruent

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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