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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 16th century


In agreement or harmony.

Examples of Congruous in a sentence

"The noise from the hotel bar was congruous with its reputation as an all-night party spot."

"City officials paired a redesign of the park with a congruous set of new community programs."

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About Congruous

“Congruous” is based directly on the Latin “congruous,” meaning “coinciding with.”

Did you Know?

Though “incongruous” is a common word today, “congruous,” on which it's based, is lesser known. “Congruent” is a geometric term meaning identical in form, but “congruous” applies to things being in harmony, but not exactly the same. For example, a theater’s lighting setup is often designed to be congruous with its sound system in order to deliver a cohesive experience.

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