Definition of incongruous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈkɒŋɡruəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkɑːŋɡruəs//
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strange, and not suitable in a particular situation synonym inappropriate Such traditional methods seem incongruous in our technical age. The two of them made an incongruous couple. a collage of seemingly incongruous images Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin incongruus (from in- ‘not’ + congruus ‘agreeing, suitable’, from the verb congruere) + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: incongruous