Incongruous vs. Paradoxical

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  • 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."

  • Paradoxical (adjective)

    Having properties.

  • Incongruous (adjective)

    Not congruous; reciprocally disagreeing; not capable of harmonizing or readily assimilating; inharmonious; inappropriate; unsuitable; not fitting; inconsistent; improper; as, an incongruous remark; incongruous behavior, action, dress, etc.

  • Paradoxical (adjective)

    Of the nature of a paradox.

  • Paradoxical (adjective)

    Inclined to paradoxes, or to tenets or notions contrary to received opinions.

Webster Dictionary
  • Incongruous (adjective)

    lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness;

    "a plan incongruous with reason"

    "incongruous behavior"

    "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"

  • Paradoxical (adjective)

    seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true;

    "it is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking"

Princeton's WordNet

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