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incongruous

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1 not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation
  • there's an incongruous modernism to the actor's performance in this period piece

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2 not being in agreement or harmony
  • incongruous theories about the origins of matter

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The first known use of incongruous was in 1582

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“Incongruous.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/incongruous. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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