in·​con·​gru·​ence | \ ˌin-kən-ˈgrü-ən(t)s How to pronounce incongruence (audio) , (ˌ)in-ˈkäŋ-grə-wən(t)s How to pronounce incongruence (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Living with the fear and other feelings that came with her sense of gender incongruence, Borrowman said, put strain on her relationships. Connor Sanders, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 May 2022 The hiring manager and the HR team need to first agree on the value of diversity, or else this incongruence will show up in the way their communique is positioned and worded. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 All staff see the incongruence between leadership words and behaviors. Kelly Tyler Byrnes, Forbes, 3 June 2021 However, when faced with energetic incongruence, changing your career path is merely an escape, not a solution. Annie Brown, Forbes, 13 May 2021 The incongruence between the conversations and the nutty visual narratives makes the series challenging to take in. Maya Phillips, New York Times, 7 May 2021 That fact — and its incongruence with the research university’s core credo that the truth shall set you free — has been difficult to reconcile for Daniels. Angela Roberts,, 11 Dec. 2020 The seeming incongruence does not undermine voters’ recent shift away from the get-tough practices of the past, analysts said Wednesday. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 6 Nov. 2020 Particularly in provocative noncompliance or offer/withdrawal behaviors, there is a moment of incongruence. Lucy Hicks, Science | AAAS, 3 Oct. 2020 See More

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1610, in the meaning defined above

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“Incongruence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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