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[in-kuh n-groo-i-tee, -kuh ng-]
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noun, plural in·con·gru·i·ties for 2.
  1. the quality or condition of being incongruous.
  2. something incongruous.

Origin of incongruity

From the Late Latin word incongruitās, dating back to 1525–35. See in-3, congruity
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noun plural -ties
  1. something incongruous
  2. the state or quality of being incongruous
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Word Origin and History for incongruities



1530s, from French incongruité or directly from Medieval Latin incongruitas, from Latin in- "not" (see in- (1)) + congruitas (see congruity).

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