[ in-kong-groo-uhnt, in-kuhn-groo-, -kuhng- ]
/ ɪnˈkɒŋ gru ənt, ˌɪn kənˈgru-, -kəŋ- /
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not accordant or in agreement; incongruous: All the horrible things she said about him turned out to be incongruent with the man we came to know and trust.
Chemistry. (of a substance or compound) undergoing a change or changes in composition when undergoing a reaction, as with incongruent melting.
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OTHER WORDS FROM incongruentin·con·gru·ence, nounin·con·gru·ent·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH incongruentincongruous, incongruent
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