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Definition of Incongruity

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

One question about a joke is, how well is the strangeness of the situation resolved? At 'The New Yorker', we retain a lot of incongruity, tapping the playful part of the mind - Monty Python-type stuff. We also try to use humor as a vehicle for communicating ideas. Not editorial comment, but observation.
Robert Mankoff

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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