Example sentences for: incongruous

How can you use “incongruous” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The Venetians took his remains to Venice when they fled the island and the church was rebuilt as a mosque after an earthquake in 1856, giving the incongruous but beautiful decoration on the outer walls.

  • Calling themselves Maharajahs, the prime ministers and their relatives built dozens of palaces in Kathmandu, usually in an incongruous neoclassical style.

  • The New Yorker 's Calvin Tomkins finds such serenity incongruous with the rest of de Kooning's career: "What's missing is the melodrama of vulgarity.

  • In despair, she slashes her wrists and ends up in a hospital, where she attempts to explain her bond with the killer to a psychiatrist (Stephen Rea, with an incongruous New York accent).

  • Perhaps we ought to be saying street person for the first and working stiff for the second, but the first has been pre-empted and it seems a little incongruous to find anyone actively seeking to be called a “stiff.”


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