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Pronunciation:  `inkâng'grooitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate

INCONGRUITY is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: incongruousness
 Antonyms: congruence, congruity, congruousness
 See Also: incompatibility, irony



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`con*gru"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Incongruities}. [Pref.
in- not + congruity: cf. F. incongruit['e].]
1. The quality or state of being incongruous; want of
   congruity; unsuitableness; inconsistency; impropriety.

         The fathers make use of this acknowledgment of the
         incongruity of images to the Deity, from thence to
         prove the incongruity of the worship of them. --Bp.

2. Disagreement of parts; want of symmetry or of harmony.

3. That which is incongruous; want of congruity.

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