incongruent

[in-kong-groo-uh nt, in-kuh n-groo-, -kuh ng-]

Origin of incongruent

1525–35; < Latin incongruent- (stem of incongruēns) inconsistent. See in-3, congruent
Related formsin·con·gru·ence, nounin·con·gru·ent·ly, adverb
Can be confusedcongruous congruent incongruous incongruent
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Word Origin and History for incongruence
n.

c.1600, from Late Latin incongruentia "incongruity," from incongruentem (nominative incongruens) "incongruous, inconsistent," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + congruens (see congruent).

incongruent

adj.

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

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