AskDefine | Define incongruity

Dictionary Definition

incongruity n : the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate [syn: incongruousness] [ant: congruity, congruity]

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  1. The state of being incongruous, or lacking congruence.
  2. A thing that is incongruous.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absurdity, absurdness, ambiguity, ambivalence, antilogy, antinomy, asymmetry, bizarreness, bizarrerie, contrariety, contrast, departure, deviation, difference, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disconformity, discongruity, discordance, discrepancy, discreteness, disparity, disproportion, disproportionateness, dissent, dissimilarity, dissonance, distinction, distinctness, divergence, divergency, diversity, drollery, drollness, eccentricity, equivocality, far cry, funniness, futility, heresy, heterodoxy, heterogeneity, hilarity, humorousness, illogic, illogicality, illogicalness, impoliticalness, impoliticness, inaccordance, inadvisability, inappropriateness, inaptitude, incoherence, incommensurability, incompatibility, inconclusiveness, inconsistency, inconsonance, inconvenience, inconveniency, ineptitude, inequality, inexpedience, inexpediency, infelicity, inharmoniousness, inharmony, inopportuneness, invalidity, irrationality, irreconcilability, laughability, ludicrousness, mixture, noncompliance, nonconcurrence, nonconformability, nonconformance, nonconformism, nonconformity, nonobservance, odds, opposition, originality, otherness, oxymoron, paradox, pricelessness, protest, quaintness, quizzicalness, reasonlessness, recalcitrance, recusance, recusancy, refractoriness, richness, ridiculousness, self-contradiction, senselessness, separateness, the funny side, unconformability, unconformity, undesirability, unfitness, unfittingness, unfortunateness, unlikeness, unmeetness, unorthodoxy, unprofitability, unprofitableness, unreasonableness, unscientificness, unseasonableness, unseemliness, unsoundness, unsuitability, untenableness, untimeliness, unwiseness, uselessness, variance, variation, variegation, variety, whimsicalness, wittiness, worthlessness, wrongness
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