Inconcinnity

Inconcinnity
Inconcinnity In`con*cin"ni*ty, n. [L. inconcinnitas.] Lack of concinnity or congruousness; unsuitableness. [1913 Webster]

There is an inconcinnity in admitting these words. --Trench. [1913 Webster]


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  • inconcinnity — [in΄kən sin′ə tē] n. pl. inconcinnities lack of harmony, proportion, or elegance, esp. in writing style * * * in·con·cin·ni·ty (ĭn kən sĭnʹĭ tē) n. Lack of congruity or harmony; unsuitability. * * * …   Universalium

  • inconcinnity — |in+ noun Etymology: Latin inconcinnitas, from in in (I) + concinnitas concinnity more at concinnity : lack of suitability or congruity : awkward or unsuitable form or character * * * inconcinnity /in kən sinˈi ti/ noun Lack of congruousness or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • inconcinnity — noun Etymology: Latin inconcinnitas, from in + concinnitas concinnity Date: circa 1616 lack of suitability or congruity ; inelegance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inconcinnity — noun lack of harmony or suitability …   Wiktionary

  • inconcinnity — in·concinnity …   English syllables

  • inconcinnous — “+ adjective Etymology: Latin inconcinnus, from in in (I) + concinnus concinnous more at concinnity archaic : marked by inconcinnity * * * inconcinnˈous adjective • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • concinnity — noun The harmonious reinforcement of the various parts of a work of art. Ant: inconcinnity …   Wiktionary

  • ungracefulness — noun an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression • Syn: ↑gracelessness • Derivationally related forms: ↑ungraceful • Hypernyms: ↑awkwardness, ↑clumsiness * * * “+ no …   Useful english dictionary

  • bad taste — Synonyms and related words: Babbittry, Gothicism, barbarism, barbarousness, bombasticness, bourgeois taste, cacology, cacophony, camp, campiness, clumsiness, coarseness, crudeness, cumbrousness, dysphemism, gracelessness, grossness, harshness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • barbarism — Synonyms and related words: Gothicism, Irish bull, Neanderthalism, age of ignorance, animality, antiphrasis, bad taste, barbarity, barbarousness, benightedness, benightment, bestiality, bombasticness, brutality, brutishness, cacology, cacophony,… …   Moby Thesaurus