Congruous Con"gru*ous, a. [L. congruus, fr. congruere to come together, to coincide, to agree. Of uncertain origin.] Suitable or concordant; accordant; fit; harmonious; correspondent; consistent. [1913 Webster]

Not congruous to the nature of epic poetry. --Blair. [1913 Webster]

It is no ways congruous that God should be always frightening men into an acknowledgment of the truth. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • congruous — c.1600, from L. stem congru (see CONGRUENT (Cf. congruent)) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • congruous — compatible, congenial, *consonant, sympathetic, consistent Analogous words: harmonizing or harmonious, according or accordant, corresponding or correspondent, agreeing or agreeable (see corresponding verbs at AGREE): seemly, proper (see DECOROUS) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • congruous — [adj] corresponding, suitable accordant, appropriate, apt, becoming, coincidental, compatible, concordant, congruent, consistent, consonant, correspondent, fit, fitting, harmonious, meet, proper, seemly, sympathetic; concepts 558,563 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • congruous — [käŋ′gro͞o əs, kän′gro͞o əs] adj. [L congruus] 1. congruent 2. corresponding to what is right, proper, or reasonable; fitting; suitable; appropriate congruously adv. congruousness n …   English World dictionary

  • congruous — adjective Etymology: Latin congruus, from congruere to come together, agree Date: 1599 1. a. being in agreement, harmony, or correspondence b. conforming to the circumstances or requirements of a situation ; appropri …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • congruous — adj. (formal) congruous to, with * * * [ kɒŋgrʊəs] with (formal) congruous to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • congruous — congruously, adv. congruousness, n. /kong grooh euhs/, adj. 1. exhibiting harmony of parts. 2. appropriate or fitting. [1590 1600; < L congruus, equiv. to con CON + gru (see CONGRUENT) + us OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • congruous — adjective a) Corresponding in character. b) Harmonious. Syn: congruent Ant: incongruous …   Wiktionary

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