inconcinnity

noun
in·​con·​cin·​ni·​ty | \ ˌin-kən-ˈsi-nə-tē How to pronounce inconcinnity (audio) \

Definition of inconcinnity

: lack of suitability or congruity : inelegance

First Known Use of inconcinnity

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inconcinnity

Latin inconcinnitas, from in- + concinnitas concinnity

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The first known use of inconcinnity was circa 1616

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“Inconcinnity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inconcinnity. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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