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Definition out of place; or lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
  • incongruous behavior
incongruous = out of place; or lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
  • I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether.
    Alfred North Whitehead
  • He was so much taller and thinner than the other one that the two of them together looked rather incongruous.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • incongruous = out of place (together)
  • It seemed incongruous, against all logic, like a theorem you could never prove in geometry.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • incongruous = lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
  • It seemed incongruous to call The Day a war ... because the war really was all over in a single day.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • incongruous = out of place or inappropriate
  • To her right and left were the usual framed photos of stuffy alums, and to her left, incongruous rows of dented metal lockers.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • incongruous = lacking in harmony or compatibility
  • The high hairdo towered over her thin face like dunce cap, the white-blond hair utterly incongruous with her olive skin.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • incongruous = out of place
  • I could just make out that he had a book as well as a knife in his hand, and was still wondering how anything so incongruous had come in their possession when...
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • incongruous = lacking in compatibility or appropriateness
  • The song was incongruous for October, but immensely moving, overwhelming, no matter what day or what month it was sung: ... I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • incongruous = out of place
  • On the outskirts of the capital they built a storybook cottage, two stories, fretted with eaves and little porches and window boxes, an incongruous Alpine look in the tropics.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • incongruous = out of place
  • It was the curse of mankind that these incongruous fagots were thus bound together that in the agonised womb of consciousness, these polar twins should be continuously struggling.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • incongruous = out of place; or lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
  • a plan incongruous with reason
  • a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation
  • The most incongruous ideas were in confusion in his head.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • Tears and Janet seemed so incongruous that Anne was honestly alarmed.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne of The Island
  • But man is a frivolous and incongruous creature...
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Notes from the Underground
  • In the midst of this incongruous group of dwellings rose the mansion of the Judge, towering above all its neighbors.
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  The Pioneers
  • Does it seem incongruous to you that a Middlemarch surgeon should dream of himself as a discoverer?
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • I thought it could hardly have failed to strike them that there was something incongruous in him.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Moon and Sixpence
  • There was something strangely incongruous in this Oriental figure framed in the commonplace door-way of a third-rate suburban dwelling-house.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  Sign of the Four

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