Simple Definition of incongruous
: strange because of not agreeing with what is usual or expected
Full Definition of incongruous
Examples of incongruous
There is something incongruous about Oslo. —Hugh C. McDonald, The Hour of the Blue Fox, 1975
… it would be as incongruous to meet her at the end of a chapter as it would be to see the dawn break in the west … —Herman Wouk, Aurora Dawn, 1947
He ate enormously, with a zest which seemed incongruous with his spare frame. —Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark, 1915
His outburst seemed incongruous to those who know him well.
<there's an incongruous modernism to the actor's performance in this period piece>
Origin of incongruous
Late Latin incongruus, from Latin in- + congruus congruous
First Known Use: 1611
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