[ in-kong-groo-uhns, in-kuhn-groo-, -kuhng- ]

  1. the state or condition of not being in agreement, accordance, or harmony, or the degree to which things are in this state: The incongruence in cultural values and norms between Americanized adolescents and their more traditional immigrant parents can lead to family conflict and adolescent behavior problems.

Origin of incongruence

First recorded in 1580–90; from Late Latin incongruentia, from Latin incongruent-, stem of incongruēns “inconsistent”; see incongruent

Words Nearby incongruence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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