incongruity

noun in·con·gru·i·ty \ ˌin-kən-ˈgrü-ə-tē , -ˌkän- \
|Updated on: 26 Jul 2018

Definition of incongruity

plural incongruities
1 : the quality or state of being incongruous
2 : something that is incongruous

Examples of incongruity in a Sentence

  1. she's an incongruity: an impeccably groomed woman who keeps a messy house

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First Known Use of incongruity

circa 1532

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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