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Saturday, March 05, 2005

Definitions for incongruous

  1. Lacking in harmony, compatibility, or appropriateness.
  2. Inconsistent with reason, logic, or common sense.

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Citations for incongruous
I have since often observed, how incongruous and irrational the common Temper of Mankind is. Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
She made nightdresses and petticoats in the old-fashioned mode and sold them to a shop in the market town -- one of those exclusive little shops with a single garment and something imaginatively incongruous -- a monkey's skull or an old boot -- arranged in the window. Alice Thomas Ellis, Fairy Tale
Origin of incongruous
Incongruous comes from Latin incongruus, from in-, "not" + congruus, "agreeing, fit, suitable," from congruere, "to run together, to come together, to meet."