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Not congruous; reciprocally disagreeing; not capable of harmonising or readily assimilating; inharmonious; inappropriate; unsuitable; not fitting; inconsistent; improper; as, an incongruous remark; incongruous behavior, action, dress, etc. Incongruous mixtures of opinions. . Made up of incongruous parts. Incongruous denotes that kind of absence of harmony or suitableness of which the taste and experience of men takes cognizance. (c. J.
(Science: mathematics) Smith) incongruous numbers, two numbers, which, with respect to a third, are such that their difference can not be divided by it without a remainder, the two numbers being said to be incongruous with respect to the third; as, twenty-five are incongruous with respect to four.
Synonym: inconsistent, unsuitable, inharmonious, disagreeing, absurd, inappropriate, unfit, improper. See inconsistent.
Incongruously, Incongruousness.
Origin: L. Incongruus. See In- not, and Congruous.

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