Definition of congruous
1 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>
2 : marked or enhanced by harmonious agreement among constituent elements <a congruous theme>
Examples of congruous
<the congruous layout of the mansion's formal gardens conveys a sense of both grandeur and intimacy>
<when performing his official duties, the president must be dressed in clothes that are congruous with his high position>
Origin of congruous
Latin congruus, from congruere to come together, agree
First Known Use: 1599
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