Incongruent vs. Incongruous

By Jaxson

  • Incongruent (adjective)

    out of place, incompatible, inharmonious, not congruent

    “The yellow blazer was incongruent for the funeral.”

    “Her knowledge of world politics was incongruent in someone so young.”

  • Incongruent (adjective)

    of or relating to two numbers that have different remainders when divided by a third number

  • Incongruous (adjective)

    Not similar or congruent; not matching or fitting in.

  • Incongruous (adjective)

    Of two numbers, with respect to a third, such that their difference can not be divided by it without a remainder.

    “20 and 25 are incongruous with respect to 4.”


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