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Not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something.‘the duffel coat looked incongruous with the black dress she wore underneath’
out of place, out of keeping, inappropriate, unsuitable, unsuited, not in harmonyill-matched, ill-assorted, mismatched, unharmonious, inconsistent, incompatible, different, dissimilar, contrasting, disparate, discrepantView synonyms
- ‘The single pair of golden strappy high-heels nestling amongst my numerous black shoes does not look incongruous.’
- ‘The spaghetti western mood was slightly dampened by an incongruous collection of artesania stalls in the square.’
- ‘The early tone of the picture is strangely incongruous with the horrifying turn of events at the end.’
- ‘Emma's miniskirt formed an incongruous addition to this parade of shapeless sack dresses, zip off trousers and sandals.’
- ‘It was an incongruous mix: York drinkers, tourists and a movie crew, some from London and others from Los Angeles.’
- ‘And when drivers queue to allow a family of geese to amble across, it is one of those incongruous scenes which can only make you smile.’
- ‘The presence of Hollywood in this remote refugee camp seems incongruous.’
- ‘Having lived among it in its homeland though, US culture suddenly seems strangely incongruous here.’
- ‘The kitsch-Latino soundtrack is similarly apt and incongruous all at once.’
- ‘In the dream, his waking life seemed unreal and incongruous.’
- ‘But this was all a tad incongruous in the surroundings of what looked like a converted garage.’
- ‘It looks surprising and incongruous and somehow very British.’
- ‘Such a scenario appears incongruous, if not abhorrent, to many.’
- ‘In the end it was a victory for both the small punter and the world's leading book-maker, a slightly incongruous alliance.’
- ‘Blackmore performs in a sartorial nightmare of clashing colours and incongruous items of clothing.’
- ‘The result is a place which is rather incongruous, with only a small town centre surrounded by large numbers of houses.’
- ‘When I read over it today it seemed utterly incongruous with my current frame of mind - a ranty tantrum almost.’
- ‘Critics argue the park itself is incongruous in a country where around half the population of 130m lives below the poverty line.’
- ‘So we have some jangly guitar songs with a dancefloor four four beat, some incongruous soft rock and then some straightforward house.’
- ‘Pan-fried foie gras followed swiftly, served with roasted fresh figs and a rather incongruous glass of Sauternes.’
Early 17th century: from Latin incongruus (from in- ‘not’ + congruus ‘agreeing, suitable’, from the verb congruere) + -ous.
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