Synonyms and Antonyms of congruous

  1. 1 having the parts agreeably related the congruous layout of the mansion's formal gardens conveys a sense of both grandeur and intimacy Synonyms balanced, harmonious, consonant, eurythmic (or eurhythmic), harmonicRelated Words even, proportioned, regular, symmetrical (or symmetric); aesthetic (also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical), artistic, becoming, elegant, graceful, tasteful; agreeable, felicitous, pleasant, pleasing, satisfying; coherent, cohesive, compatible, coordinated, correspondent, matched, matching; Apollinian, ApollonianNear Antonyms asymmetrical (or asymmetric), disordered, irregular, skewed, unequal, uneven, unsymmetrical; distasteful, graceless, inartistic, inelegant, tasteless, unaesthetic, unbecoming, ungraceful, unlovely; disagreeable, displeasing, dissatisfying, infelicitous, unfortunate, unpleasant, unsightly; clashing, conflicting, disunited, incompatible, uncoordinatedAntonyms disharmonic, disharmonious, incongruous, inharmonic, inharmonious, unbalanced

  2. 2 not having or showing any apparent conflict when performing his official duties, the president must be dressed in clothes that are congruous with his high position Synonyms accordant, coherent, compatible, concordant, conformable (to), congruent, consistent, consonant, correspondent (with or to), harmonious, nonconflictingRelated Words self-consistent; appropriate, befitting, felicitous, fit, fitting, meet, proper, right, suitableNear Antonyms improper, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, infelicitous, unsuitableAntonyms conflicting, conflictive, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inharmonious, noncompatible

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