Dictionary > Incongruous

Incongruous

Incongruous
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.


You will also like...

Muscle
Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. Learn about the different types of muscle tissues in this t..

genes controlling growth and development
Control of Growth & Development

Control of Growth & Development tutorials look at how the genetic makeup determines the biological processes on a da..

Biological Viruses
Biological Viruses

Viruses possess both living and non-living characteristics. This unique feature distinguishes them from other organisms...

Gene Pool and Speciation
The Gene Pool and Population Genetics

According to Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection, preferable genes are favored by nature in the gene pool, and ..

Angle Oak Tree
Seed Plants

Seed plants are vascular plants. They differ from the other vascular plants in producing seeds that germinate into a new..

Lotic community of algal species
Lotic Communities & Algae

Lotic communities have conditions that are rather harsh for typical plants. Thus, the diversity of plant species in loti..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics