incongruously

[ in-kong-groo-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF incongruously
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Barnes was incongruously named when he was given the name of Harry.

For an instant, in mid-air, Joe was incongruously aware of all the noises in the Shed.

Then incongruously enough he smiled as he thought of the boy's breaking voice.

Talleyrand claims, not incongruously, that he acted in Napoleons true interest.

She looked up with an expression that struck him as incongruously triumphant.

She was at once and incongruously not sleepy and thoughtless.

Incongruously, the thought crossed his mind that he'd hate to have this woman against him.

Most incongruously and lugubriously, Lucy is pacing to and fro in silent concern.

Then suddenly and incongruously a recollection occurred to him.

The word seemed so incongruously ridiculous, after what she had felt, that she burst into exaggerating laughter.

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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