• synonyms


[kong-groo-uh s]
See more synonyms for congruous on Thesaurus.com
  1. exhibiting harmony of parts.
  2. appropriate or fitting.
Show More

Origin of congruous

1590–1600; < Latin congruus, equivalent to con- con- + gru- (see congruent) + -us -ous
Related formscon·gru·ous·ly, adverbcon·gru·ous·ness, nounnon·con·gru·ous, adjectivenon·con·gru·ous·ly, adverbnon·con·gru·ous·ness, nounun·con·gru·ous, adjectiveun·con·gru·ous·ly, adverbun·con·gru·ous·ness, noun
Can be confusedcongruous congruent incongruous incongruent
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for congruous

Historical Examples

British Dictionary definitions for congruous


  1. corresponding or agreeing
  2. suitable; appropriate
Show More
Derived Formscongruity (kənˈɡruːɪtɪ) or congruousness, nouncongruously, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Latin congruus suitable, harmonious; see congruent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for congruous


c.1600, from Latin stem congru- (see congruent) + -ous.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper