[ in-kong-groo-uhnt, in-kuhn-groo-, -kuhng- ]
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  1. 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.

  2. Chemistry. (of a substance or compound) undergoing a change or changes in composition when undergoing a reaction, as with incongruent melting.

Origin of incongruent

First recorded in 1525–35; from Latin incongruent- (stem of incongruēns ) “inconsistent”; see in-3, congruent

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  • in·con·gru·ence, noun
  • in·con·gru·ent·ly, adverb

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