Skip to search.

Definition of incongruous


Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

in·con·gru·ous  audio  (n-knggr-s) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Lacking in harmony; incompatible: a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation.
  2. Not in agreement, as with principles; inconsistent: a plan incongruous with reason.
  3. Not in keeping with what is correct, proper, or logical; inappropriate: incongruous behavior.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin incongruus : in-, not ; see in-1 + congruus, congruous ; see congruous

OTHER FORMS:
in·congru·ous·ly(Adverb), in·congru·ous·ness(Noun)


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer