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Definition of incongruous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    incongruous

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪnˈkɑŋɡruəs//
     
     
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  1. 1strange, and not suitable in a particular situation synonym inappropriate
  2. 2 Such traditional methods seem incongruous in our technical age. The two of them made an incongruous couple.
incongruity
 
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NAmE//ˌɪnkənˈɡruət̮i//
 
noun (pl. incongruities) [uncountable, countable] She was struck by the incongruity of the situation.
incongruously
 
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adverb incongruously dressed
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