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Commissioning this bust, they insisted, was wholly incongruous with the racial reckoning then taking place as the nation fought for abolition and looked toward a Reconstruction process that might guarantee equal rights.
THE STATUE OF CHIEF JUSTICE TANEY NEVER BELONGED IN THE CAPITOLCOREY BROOKSJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He was increasing the budget for other things, including police and homeless services, so his claim that it was to address the structural budget deficit was a bit incongruous.
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The scope and ambition of Posey and Padilla-Brown’s plans suddenly seemed incongruous with the scale of the place in which they were being hatched.
MEET THE RENAISSANCE MAN OBSESSED WITH MUSHROOMSDOUG BIERENDMARCH 10, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
When he returned to the hotel he kissed his incongruous room-mate with the gentleness of a woman.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The little name sounded so incongruous; it did not suit the big gaunt woman who had almost a touch of the monstrous in her.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
In the whole city there was not such another incongruous gathering of activities.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
She made him a stately courtesy for the benefit of the three faces glued against the panes, but her words were incongruous.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
"I guess I'm not a very—good business manager," faltered the red-lipped voice with incongruous pathos.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
At first sight it seems incongruous, but it is in fact the only way in which the reckoning of time can be kept correctly.
ADRIFT ON THE PACIFICEDWARD S. ELLIS
Ah, it looked grim and incongruous in that peaceful English nursery!
FOUR DAYSHETTY HEMENWAY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO INCONGRUOUS

  • asocial
  • disagreeable
  • discordant
  • discourteous
  • incongruous
  • inharmonious
  • uncivil
  • ungregarious
  • unpleasant
  • unsociable
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