incongruity

[in-kuh n-groo-i-tee, -kuh ng-]

noun, plural in·con·gru·i·ties for 2.

the quality or condition of being incongruous.
something incongruous.

Nearby words

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

Origin of incongruity

From the Late Latin word incongruitās, dating back to 1525–35. See in-3, congruity

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for incongruities


British Dictionary definitions for incongruities

incongruity

noun plural -ties

something incongruous
the state or quality of being incongruous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for incongruities

incongruity

n.

1530s, from French incongruité or directly from Medieval Latin incongruitas, from Latin in- "not" (see in- (1)) + congruitas (see congruity).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper