Incongruent

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incongruent

 [in-kong-groo-uh nt, in-kuh n-groo-, -kuh ng-]
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adjective
1.

not congruent.
Origin of incongruent
1525-1535

1525-35; < Latin incongruent- (stem of incongruēns) inconsistent. See in-3, congruent

Related formsExpand
incongruence, noun
incongruently, adverb
Can be confusedExpand
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Historical Examples
  • Perhaps in some context, the word part is incongruent with this notion thatthere is only wholeness.

    Nursing as Caring Anne Boykin
  • This was usually done by use of brute force coated with a thin layer ofincongruent ideology.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • There was the picture that she was unable to begin; it floated through herbrain, elusive and incongruent.

    The Quaint Companions Leonard Merrick
Word Origin and History for incongruentExpand
adj.

mid-15c., from Latin incongruentem (nominative incongruens), from in-“not” (see in- (1)) + congruens (see congruent ). Related: Incongruently.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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