See also: Incorporate Incongruous Incompetent Inconceivable Incontrovertible Inconvenience Incoherent Incorporated Incorporeal Incongruent Inconsiderate Inconsistency Incomprehensible Incompatible Inconsequential Income Incongruity Incomplete Inconstant Inconclusive Incorrigible Incontrovertibly Inconsistent Inconsequence Inconvenient
See more synonyms for incongruous on Thesaurus.com. adjective. out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming: an incongruous effect; incongruous behavior.
Etymologists are in agreement about the origin of both words; they trace to the Latin verb congruere, which means "to come together" or "to agree." The dates of the words' first uses in English match up pretty well, too. The first known use of congruous dates from 1599, and the earliest print appearance of incongruous dates from 1611.
— Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark, 1915 His outburst seemed incongruous to those who know him well. there's an incongruous modernism to the actor's performance in this period piece Recent Examples on the Web Scotland having such an influence south of the border seems incongruous in the modern game.
He ate enormously, with a zest which seemed incongruous with his spare frame. — Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark, 1915 His outburst seemed incongruous to those who know him well. there's an incongruous modernism to the actor's performance in this period piece