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congruous

[ kong-groo-uhs ]
/ ˈkɒŋ gru əs /
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adjective
exhibiting harmony of parts.
appropriate or fitting.
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Origin of congruous

1590–1600; from Latin congruus, equivalent to con- con- + gru- (see congruent) + -us -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM congruous

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH congruous

congruous , congruent
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British Dictionary definitions for congruous

congruous
/ (ˈkɒŋɡrʊəs) /

adjective
corresponding or agreeing
suitable; appropriate

Derived forms of congruous

congruity (kənˈɡruːɪtɪ) or congruousness, nouncongruously, adverb

Word Origin for congruous

C16: from Latin congruus suitable, harmonious; see congruent
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