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The subscribers to the opera would see little in it that was incongruous.

It had for its incongruous lid a door that had been lifted from its hinges.

The silliness of the situation burned her sense of the incongruous.

Others are a marvel of ingenious and incongruous combination.

It was as if there could be no end of his discoveries about that girl, at the most incongruous moments.

It must have struck most people as incongruous, for it was not liked, and in 1848 it was removed.

Ah, it looked grim and incongruous in that peaceful English nursery!

Well, he was not incongruous with this background, simply because he destroyed it.

Generation after generation, the most incongruous characters have been added.

In spite of the incongruous saddle, the young girl's seat was admirable.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin incongruus "incongruous," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + congruus "fit, suitable" (see congruent). Related: Incongruously.

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