Answer: adj. incompatible; unsuitable for the situation
Word Origin early 17th century: from Latin incongruus (from in- 'not' + congruus 'agreeing suitable' from the verb congruere) + -ous.
Scrabble Points: 14
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Incongruous is a spin-off of its antonym congruous which means "in agreement harmony or correspondence." Etymologists are in agreement about the origin of both words; they trace to the Latin verb congruere which means "to come together" or "to agree." The dates of the words' first uses in English match up pretty well too.
31 synonyms of incongruous from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus plus 43 related words definitions and antonyms. Find another word for incongruous . Incongruous : not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation.
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Incongruous definition out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming: an incongruous effect; incongruous behavior. See more.
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