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Synonyms for incongruous
ɪnˈkɒŋ gru əsin·con·gru·ous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incongruous

    Two or more things that do not fit well together, or are not adapted to each other, are said to be incongruous; a thing is said to be incongruous that is not adapted to the time, place, or occasion; the term is also applied to a thing made up of ill-assorted parts or inharmonious elements. Discordant is applied to all things that jar in association like musical notes that are not in accord; inharmonious has the same original sense, but is a milder term. Incompatible primarily signifies unable to sympathize or feel alike; inconsistent means unable to stand together. Things are incompatible which can not exist together in harmonious relations, and whose action when associated tends to ultimate extinction of one by the other. Inconsistent applies to things that can not be made to agree in thought with each other, or with some standard of truth or right; slavery and freedom are inconsistent with each other in theory, and incompatible in fact. Incongruous applies to relations, unsuitable to purpose or use; two colors are incongruous which can not be agreeably associated; either may be unsuitable for a person, a room, or an occasion. Incommensurable is a mathematical term, applying to two or more quantities that have no common measure or aliquot part.

    Synonyms:
    absurd, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, discordant, discrepant, ill-matched, inapposite, inappropriate, incommensurable, incompatible, inconsistent, inharmonious, irreconcilable, mismatched, mismated, repugnant, unsuitable

    Antonyms:
    accordant, agreeing, compatible, consistent, harmonious, suitable

    Preposition:
    The illustrations were incongruous with the theme.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incongruousadjective

    lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

    "a plan incongruous with reason"; "incongruous behavior"; "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"

    Antonyms:
    congruent, harmonious, congruous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incongruousadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsuitable, inconsistent, inappropriate, improper, incompatible, incoherent, discrepant, absurd

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "incongruous":

    inconsistent, absurd, illogical

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How to use incongruous in a sentence?

  1. Nikos Pappas:

    Mr. Schaeuble is the main supporter of failed policies in Greece and in Europe, his obsession and insistence on the same policy and style are incongruous with the course toward a united and democratic Europe.

  2. Martin Harrison:

    I conclude that the disputed trades were incongruous and exceptional trades. They were unsuitable for the LIA and I can find no investment rationale for them.

  3. Zuri Murrell:

    It’s weird because doesn’t that seem incongruous, that it’s the number two cancer death? People don’t discover it until it’s really, really late and they aren’t getting screened.

  4. Nikos Pappas:

    His obsession and insistence on the same policy and style are incongruous with the course toward a united and democratic Europe.

  5. Toby Perkins:

    It has often seemed incongruous to me that when England has played against other home nations on the football or rugby field, that while the Welsh or Scots sing an anthem that reflects their nation's identity, England should sing about Britain, it reflects the sense that we see Britain and England as synonymous and this not only denies us English an opportunity to celebrate the nation that is being represented but is also a cause for resentment among other countries within the British isles who feel that England have requisitioned the British song.

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