from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking in harmony; incompatible: a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation.
- adj. Not in agreement, as with principles; inconsistent: a plan incongruous with reason.
- adj. Not in keeping with what is correct, proper, or logical; inappropriate: incongruous behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not similar or congruent; not matching or fitting in.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not congruous; reciprocally disagreeing; not capable of harmonizing or readily assimilating; inharmonious; inappropriate; unsuitable; not fitting; inconsistent; improper
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not congruous; incapable of reciprocally fitting and agreeing; unsuited or unsuitable; inharmonious.
- Consisting of inappropriate parts, or of parts not fitly put together; disjointed: as, an incongruous story.
- Synonyms Inconsistent, etc. (see incompatible), unsuitable, unsuited, unfit, inappropriate, ill-matched, out of keeping.
- In the theory of numbers, not congruent: thus, 7 and 8 are incongruous to the modulus 3, giving different remainders when divided by the modulus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
From Latin incongruus : in-, not; see in-1 + congruus, congruous; see congruous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin incongruus, from in- ("not") + congruus ("congruent"). (Wiktionary)