incongruent

[ in-kong-groo-uh nt, in-kuh n-groo-, -kuh ng- ]
/ ɪnˈkɒŋ gru ənt, ˌɪn kənˈgru-, -kəŋ- /

adjective

not congruent.

Nearby words

  1. inconducive,
  2. inconel,
  3. inconformity,
  4. incongruence,
  5. incongruency,
  6. incongruity,
  7. incongruous,
  8. inconnu,
  9. inconscient,
  10. inconsecutive

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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Examples from the Web for incongruent

  • Perhaps in some context, the word part is incongruent with this notion that there is only wholeness.

    Nursing as Caring|Anne Boykin
  • There was the picture that she was unable to begin; it floated through her brain, elusive and incongruent.

    The Quaint Companions|Leonard Merrick
  • This was usually done by use of brute force coated with a thin layer of incongruent ideology.

    After the Rain|Sam Vaknin