Definition of Incongruity

1. Noun. The quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate.

Exact synonyms: Incongruousness
Generic synonyms: Incompatibility
Specialized synonyms: Irony
Antonyms: Congruity, Congruousness
Derivative terms: Incongruous, Incongruous



Definition of Incongruity

1. n. The quality or state of being incongruous; want of congruity; unsuitableness; inconsistency; impropriety.

Definition of Incongruity

1. Noun. The state of being incongruous, or lacking congruence. ¹

2. Noun. An instance or point of disagreement; a dissimilarity; a discrepancy; an inconsistency. ¹

3. Noun. A thing that is incongruous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Incongruity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incongruity

inconform
inconformable
inconformities
inconformity
inconfused
inconfusion
inconfutable
incongealable
incongenial
incongruence
incongruences
incongruent
incongruent nystagmus
incongruently
incongruities
incongruity (current term)
incongruous
incongruous hemianopia
incongruously
incongruousness
incongruousnesses
inconie
inconjunct
inconjuncts
inconnected
inconnection
inconnexedly
inconnu
inconnue
inconnues

Literary usage of Incongruity

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1. The Genesis of Art-form: An Essay in Comparative æsthetics Showing the by George Lansing Raymond (1893)
"... incongruity, AND COMPREHENSIVENESS. The Order of the Arrangement of the Methods in the last Chapter Corresponds to that of the Use of them by the ..."

2. Estates, Future Interests, and Illegal Conditions and Restraints in Illinois by Albert Martin Kales (1920)
"The place of the argument from absurdity or incongruity: It is always an argument ... If B is only one of several heirs of the testator this incongruity is ..."

3. Animal Life and Intelligence by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1891)
"A sense of their incongruity is not aroused. But there are some people, ... In this case, however, the incongruity is made congruous in a higher synthesis. ..."

4. On Translating Homer: Three Lectures Given at Oxford by Matthew Arnold (1861)
"... sense of its incongruity, and which violently surprises us. I say, again, that when Mr. Newman translates the common line, ..."

5. The Essentials of æsthetics in Music, Poetry, Painting, Sculpture and by George Lansing Raymond (1921)
"Congruity, incongruity, and Comprehensiveness — Central-Point, Setting, ... Congruity leads to incongruity, or that both together lead to comprehensiveness. ..."

6. The Representative Significance of Form: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1909)
"Playful Conditions—incongruity as in the Burlesque, the Ludicrous, and the Ridiculous—The Burlesque in the Mock-Heroic—In the Parody— In the Farce and ..."

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