in·​con·​gru·​ent ˌin-kən-ˈgrü-ənt How to pronounce incongruent (audio)
: not congruent
incongruent triangles
incongruently adverb

Examples of incongruent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While several suits filed against the company argue that Vivint has built deception into its business model, Vivint has said in statements and legal rebuttals that such practices are incongruent with its company ethics. Shannon Sollitt, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 The Rangers lead the AL West and have designs on a long playoff run, but Friday’s loss, and the last week in general, underscored two issues that are incongruent with playoff teams. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 19 Aug. 2023 The track was already gaining traction thanks to clips using the song to soundtrack incongruent or mundane footage. Jeff Ihaza, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2023 Although the results and time have proven otherwise, initially the idea of Plant and Krauss recording and performing together seemed incongruent. Matt Wake |, al, 26 Jan. 2023 In key ways, their model is incongruent with Camden Yards: The venue is 10 miles from downtown Atlanta and is not easily accessible by public transit. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 5 Apr. 2023 Major banks have added similar offerings in recent years after a study showed that a third of people presenting forms of ID with names incongruent with their gender identity experienced harassment, refusal of service, or violence. Kinsey Crowley, Fortune, 31 Mar. 2023 With that information, viewers are arguably made to see Joel’s final decision as incongruent with Ellie’s wishes. Joshua St. Clair, Men's Health, 12 Mar. 2023 But being wildly incongruent is Trump’s jam. Gilbert Garcia,, 12 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History


Middle English, from Latin incongruent-, incongruens, from in- + congruent-, congruens congruent

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incongruent was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Incongruent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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