Definition of congruous in English:



  • In agreement or harmony.

    ‘this explanation is congruous with earlier observations’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And our previous name and layout wasn't congruous with what we were doing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rather, she keeps close to home, a location that metonymically signals that her interests are congruous with the interests of her husband and family.’
    • ‘All these elements which have some mutual conflict of interest are congruous with the inferior part of the universe which we call earth.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Altogether his work has a distinctive, congruous voice, but individually his films are produced with very dissimilar methods and motives.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘As a family, we only request that an effort be made to create an atmosphere that is congruous with our Jewish values.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But these efforts are wasted if the copy is stale or lacks a congruous theme.’
    • ‘His work is nothing if not congruous and consistently rewarding.’
    • ‘An analysis for reliability and validity shows that the responses to these two questions are congruous and measure the same magnitude.’
    • ‘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.’
    suitable, proper, fitting, apt
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Late 16th century: from Latin congruus, from congruere ‘agree’ (see congruent), + -ous.