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incongruent

[ in-kong-groo-uhnt, in-kuhn-groo-, -kuhng- ]
/ ɪnˈkɒŋ gru ənt, ˌɪn kənˈgru-, -kəŋ- /
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adjective

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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Origin of incongruent

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

OTHER WORDS FROM incongruent

in·con·gru·ence, nounin·con·gru·ent·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH incongruent

incongruous, incongruent
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