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Word: incongruity

Definition: lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate


Sentences Containing 'incongruity'

It is the incongruity of Sancho in all his ways, words, and works, with the ideas and aims of his master, quite as much as the wonderful vitality and truth to nature of the character, that makes him the most humorous creation in the whole range of fiction.
Nor, strictly investigated, is there any incongruity in this comparison.
The comedy often stemmed from the incongruity and absurdity of the classical subjects, with realistic historical dress and settings, being juxtaposed with the modern activities portrayed by the actors.
There is no real incongruity in supposing, also, that the writer here meant to refer to God as such."
We can see the whole scene at a glance, the stolid unconsciousness of Sancho and the perplexity of his master, upon whose perception the incongruity has just forced itself.
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