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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incongruity  \In`con*gru"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Incongruities}.  [Pref. 
  in-  not  +  congruity:  cf  F.  incongruit['e].] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  incongruous;  want  of 
  congruity;  unsuitableness;  inconsistency;  impropriety. 
 
  The  fathers  make  use  of  this  acknowledgment  of  the 
  incongruity  of  images  to  the  Deity,  from  thence  to 
  prove  the  incongruity  of  the  worship  of  them  --Bp. 
  Stillingfleet 
 
  2.  Disagreement  of  parts  want  of  symmetry  or  of  harmony. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  3.  That  which  is  incongruous;  want  of  congruity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  incongruity 
  n  :  the  quality  of  disagreeing;  being  unsuitable  and 
  inappropriate  [syn:  {incongruousness}]  [ant:  {congruity}, 
  {congruity}] 




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