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[in-kuh n-groo-i-tee, -kuh ng-] /ˌɪn kənˈgru ɪ ti, -kəŋ-/

noun, plural incongruities for 2.
the quality or condition of being .
something .
noun (pl) -ties
something incongruous
the state or quality of being incongruous

1530s, from French incongruité or directly from Medieval Latin incongruitas, from Latin in- “not” (see in- (1)) + congruitas (see congruity).


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