What does the word incongruous mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • INCONGRUITY.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • INCONGRUOUSLY.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Not congruous.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Composed of inharmonious elements.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Charles V. De Vet
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