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incongruous | incongruity | incongruously

incongruous incongruity incongruously
out of place
  • How to Memorize
    • incongruous - unsuitable
  • Analysis

    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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Antonymsaptfitting, harmonious,
  • Example(s)
    1. It is simply incongruous to build such a large, unsightly factory in such a quaint rural town.

    2. Some members of staff complained about the incongruity of having a man as chief editor of a women’s magazine.

    3. Jane incongruously wore a red dress to the funeral, which made her stand out for all the wrong reasons.