Definition of congruous in English:



  • In agreement or harmony.

    ‘this explanation is congruous with earlier observations’
    • ‘To persuade students that popular culture is congruous with critical analysis, then, media educators should consider using creative metaphors to jar students into looking at popular culture in new ways.’
    • ‘Rather, she keeps close to home, a location that metonymically signals that her interests are congruous with the interests of her husband and family.’
    • ‘As a family, we only request that an effort be made to create an atmosphere that is congruous with our Jewish values.’
    • ‘But these efforts are wasted if the copy is stale or lacks a congruous theme.’
    • ‘And our previous name and layout wasn't congruous with what we were doing.’
    • ‘An analysis for reliability and validity shows that the responses to these two questions are congruous and measure the same magnitude.’
    • ‘An international business firm has to devise a system of compensation and reward for extra effort for its employees congruous with the prevailing attitudes to work in the host culture.’
    • ‘Perspective by incongruity is one tool that instructors can use to persuade students that the media are congruous with critical analysis and not merely with entertainment and escape.’
    • ‘But perhaps the highlight of the album, rather than any specific moment, is its ability to retain a congruous vision without ever growing stale within the confines of its own sonic inclinations.’
    • ‘Altogether his work has a distinctive, congruous voice, but individually his films are produced with very dissimilar methods and motives.’
    • ‘Not always do our plans materialize; not always do our expectations fetch congruous results; not always do our efforts bear fruit.’
    • ‘For such people summer is congruous with added misery courtesy of the frequent power failures and water shortages.’
    • ‘All these elements which have some mutual conflict of interest are congruous with the inferior part of the universe which we call earth.’
    • ‘In the end process any theory on the acquisition or evolution of language must not only offer a model on how we process language, it must be congruous with how we process music.’
    • ‘These things look great fun to fly - their pilots wave from open cockpits and wiggle their wings raffishly - but they look as graceful and congruous as goats on skateboards.’
    • ‘A bright orange ball of fire was setting silently into a landscape of rippled dark blue, congruous to a watercolor painting - perfect, calm, and passionate - all at once.’
    • ‘Moderate stylization and antirealism that falls short of true expressionism is sometimes enough to soothe congruous crudity into an effectively intensified sensibility, if the idiom is correct.’
    • ‘His work is nothing if not congruous and consistently rewarding.’
    • ‘First, three years ago, the original team, while they did many things well, failed to design and build a user interface that offered a considerate, congruous user experience that anticipates the user's needs.’
    • ‘A meat-eater may become upset when it is suggested that her everyday eating habits contribute to the destruction of the rain forests; to the meat-eater, the hamburger is congruous with sustenance, not destruction.’
    suitable, proper, fitting, apt
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Late 16th century: from Latin congruus, from congruere ‘agree’ (see congruent), + -ous.