adjective \ˈkäŋ-grü-əs\

Definition of CONGRUOUS

a :  being in agreement, harmony, or correspondence
b :  conforming to the circumstances or requirements of a situation :  appropriate <a congruous room to work in — G. B. Shaw>
:  marked or enhanced by harmonious agreement among constituent elements <a congruous theme>
con·gru·ous·ly adverb
con·gru·ous·ness noun

Examples of CONGRUOUS

  1. <the congruous layout of the mansion's formal gardens conveys a sense of both grandeur and intimacy>
  2. <when performing his official duties, the president must be dressed in clothes that are congruous with his high position>


Latin congruus, from congruere to come together, agree
First Known Use: 1599


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