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Congruous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONGRUOUS, a. [L.]
1. Suitable; consistent; agreeable to. Light airy music and a solemn or mournful occasion are not congruous. Obedience to God is congruous to the light of reason.
2. Rational; fit.
It is not congruous that God should be always frightening men into an acknowledgment of the truth.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: corresponding in character or kind [syn: congruous, congruent] [ant: incongruous]
2: suitable or appropriate together

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin congruus, from congruere to come together, agree Date: 1599 1. a. being in agreement, harmony, or correspondence b. conforming to the circumstances or requirements of a situation ; appropriate <a congruous room to work in G. B. Shaw> 2. marked or enhanced by harmonious agreement among constituent elements <a congruous theme> congruously adverb congruousness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (often foll. by with) suitable, agreeing; fitting. Derivatives: congruity n. congruously adv. Etymology: L congruus (as congruent)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Congruous Con"gru*ous, a. [L. congruus, fr. congruere to come together, to coincide, to agree. Of uncertain origin.] Suitable or concordant; accordant; fit; harmonious; correspondent; consistent. Not congruous to the nature of epic poetry. --Blair. It is no ways congruous that God should be always frightening men into an acknowledgment of the truth. --Atterbury.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Accordant, agreeing, suitable, consistent, consonant, compatible. 2. Proper, fit, befitting, appropriate, meet, seemly.

Moby Thesaurus

accordant, advantageous, advisable, affirmative, agreeable, agreeing, answerable, appropriate, at one, becoming, befitting, coexistent, coexisting, coherent, coincident, coinciding, commensurate, compatible, concordant, concurring, conformable, congenial, congruent, consentaneous, consentient, consistent, consonant, convenient, cooperating, cooperative, correspondent, corresponding, decent, desirable, en rapport, equivalent, expedient, favorable, feasible, felicitous, fit, fitten, fitting, fructuous, good, happy, harmonious, in accord, in agreement, in rapport, in sync, in synchronization, inaccordance, inharmony, like-minded, likely, meet, of a piece, of like mind, of one mind, on all fours, opportune, politic, positive, profitable, proper, proportionate, recommendable, reconcilable, right, seasonable, seemly, self-consistent, sortable, suitable, symbiotic, sympathetic, synchronized, synchronous, timely, to be desired, unanimous, uniform, unisonant, unisonous, useful, well-timed, wise, worthwhile



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