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Something ‘incongruous’ is not in keeping, or simply incompatible with the surroundings or other aspects of something else. This formal word is quite versatile and can be applied to a wide range of conflicting things in both a social and professional context.
It is simply incongruous to build such a large, unsightly factory in such a quaint rural town.
Some members of staff complained about the incongruity of having a man as chief editor of a women’s magazine.
Jane incongruously wore a red dress to the funeral, which made her stand out for all the wrong reasons.