incongruous

Part of speech: noun

INCONGRUITY.

Part of speech: adverb

INCONGRUOUSLY.

Part of speech: adjective

Not congruous.

Part of speech: adjective

Composed of inharmonious elements.

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Usage examples "incongruous":

  1. He picked up his hat,- she noticed it was a silk tile, and thought vaguely how incongruous it looked upon him, though she was used to little else among the students,- and jammed it absently down on his head, as he was accustomed to fasten on his tarpaulin during a storm. - "Sara, a Princess", Fannie E. Newberry.
  2. To my thinking, the outside of the cathedral is far more attractive than the inside, which suffers from over- decoration in the incongruous style peculiar to Continental churches. - "From a Terrace in Prague", Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker.
  3. The creature was bent into an ungainly position, its body crooked at incongruous angles, in such a way as to allow most of its weight to rest on a packing- box at the base of a middle angle. - "Vital Ingredient", Charles V. De Vet.