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Definition of Incongruity


  1. The quality or state of being incongruous; want of congruity; unsuitableness; inconsistency; impropriety.
  2. Disagreement of parts; want of symmetry or of harmony.
  3. That which is incongruous; want of congruity.

Incongruity Quotations

The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
George Eliot

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
William Hazlitt

I have a feeling that about 90% of my life has been shaped by my voice, both as an embarrassment and as an advantage. There was always the terrible incongruity of this deep voice barreling out of this little body. Somewhere in the back of my mind I was aware that it was ludicrous, that it took on an importance that wasn't really there.
Dick Cavett

Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter.
Max Beerbohm
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Incongruity Translations

incongruity in Norwegian is uoverensstemmelse

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