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incongruous

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishincongruousin‧con‧gru‧ous /ɪnˈkɒŋɡruəs $ -ˈkɑːŋ-/ adjective  WRONG/UNSUITABLEstrange, unexpected, or unsuitable in a particular situation The new theatre looks utterly incongruous in its setting.incongruously adverb
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incongruousFour storeys high, square and turreted with pepper-pot towers; romantic, unexpected, incongruous.We piled into its crowded bar, incongruous among rough seagoing types, and found ourselves a table by the window.Except that it seemed incongruous and yet traditional - we are overloaded with tradition.It seemed incongruous having a dance-band at the funeral.All because of this burning, incongruous passion.It depends upon the incongruous, perceiving what is out of place - which is usually us!Some seem flower-like yet when you touch them they have the incongruous scratch of stone.Then I noticed a most incongruous thing.He was dressed in a three-piece suit with an incongruous tie shaped like a fish.Amid this busy prosperity it was curiously incongruous, unlike in Tunis or Cairo.
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