Incongruities
Incongruity In`con*gru"i*ty, n.; pl. {Incongruities}. [Pref. in- not + congruity: cf. F. incongruit['e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being incongruous; lack of congruity; unsuitableness; inconsistency; impropriety. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. Disagreement of parts; lack of symmetry or of harmony. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. That which is incongruous; lack of congruity. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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