[kong-groo-uh s]


exhibiting harmony of parts.
appropriate or fitting.

Origin of congruous

1590–1600; < Latin congruus, equivalent to con- con- + gru- (see congruent) + -us -ous
Related formscon·gru·ous·ly, adverbcon·gru·ous·ness, nounnon·con·gru·ous, adjectivenon·con·gru·ous·ly, adverbnon·con·gru·ous·ness, nounun·con·gru·ous, adjectiveun·con·gru·ous·ly, adverbun·con·gru·ous·ness, noun
Can be confusedcongruous congruent incongruous incongruent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for non-congruous



corresponding or agreeing
suitable; appropriate
Derived Formscongruity (kənˈɡruːɪtɪ) or congruousness, nouncongruously, adverb

Word Origin for congruous

C16: from Latin congruus suitable, harmonious; see congruent
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Word Origin and History for non-congruous



c.1600, from Latin stem congru- (see congruent) + -ous.

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