incongruent

adjective
in·​con·​gru·​ent | \ˌin-kən-ˈgrü-ənt, (ˌ)in-ˈkäŋ-grə-wənt\

Definition of incongruent 

: not congruent incongruent triangles

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But controlling what users say, especially their political views, has always been incongruent with Ottman's values. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Minds Is the Anti-Facebook That Pays You for Your Time," 19 Apr. 2018 Like the Dirty Dozen, each had an area of expertise (jazz horn, rockabilly guitar, Booker T.-style organ), and this gave the Monks an edge that came more from their own harmoniously incongruent regional quirks than from the schemes of any Svengali. Bill Meyer, Chicago Reader, "Reviewed: Twista’s disjointed but generous Crook County and 11 more new releases," 26 July 2017 Mark Bowen’s murderous Jonathan Brewster and Paul Burt’s Dr. Einstein are a comically incongruent duo – Orange County Register, "Fullerton-based ‘Arsenic’ packs a potent punch," 15 Feb. 2017 So there is a charmingly incongruent quality to her photos of pets lounging on Persian carpets. Susan Langenhennig, NOLA.com, "New design book, 'Dog Decor,' celebrates fabulous interiors and furry family members," 6 July 2017 That may be because its tone, as the title suggests, was occasionally incongruent. Joanna Robinson, VanityFair.com, "Why Sweet/Vicious—Our Most Politically Urgent Show—Must Be Saved," 9 Feb. 2017 That may be because its tone, as the title suggests, was occasionally incongruent. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "Why Sweet/Vicious—Our Most Politically Urgent Show—Must Be Saved," 9 Feb. 2017 These lively objects can seem incongruent with the gravity of their backstories. Peter C. Baker, The New Yorker, "A Janitor Preserves the Seized Belongings of Migrants," 12 Mar. 2017 And such a role might seem incongruent with Ms. Clinton’s graduate degrees from Oxford and Columbia and her career in business consulting and nonprofit management. Matt Flegenheimer And Patrick Healy, New York Times, "Chelsea Clinton," 28 July 2016

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First Known Use of incongruent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incongruent

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

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