congruous

  • 1 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. [1913 Webster] Not congruous to the nature of epic poetry.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 congruous — I adjective accordant, acquiescent, adapted, agreeable, agreed, akin, analogical, analogous, applicable, apposite, appropriate, assenting, coexistent, coexisting, coincident, coinciding, combining, commendable, commensurate, compatible,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 congruous — c.1600, from L. stem congru (see CONGRUENT (Cf. congruent)) + OUS (Cf. ous) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 congruous — compatible, congenial, *consonant, sympathetic, consistent Analogous words: harmonizing or harmonious, according or accordant, corresponding or correspondent, agreeing or agreeable (see corresponding verbs at AGREE): seemly, proper (see DECOROUS) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 congruous — [adj] corresponding, suitable accordant, appropriate, apt, becoming, coincidental, compatible, concordant, congruent, consistent, consonant, correspondent, fit, fitting, harmonious, meet, proper, seemly, sympathetic; concepts 558,563 Ant.… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 congruous — [käŋ′gro͞o əs, kän′gro͞o əs] adj. [L congruus] 1. congruent 2. corresponding to what is right, proper, or reasonable; fitting; suitable; appropriate congruously adv. congruousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 congruous — 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 ; appropri …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 congruous — adj. (formal) congruous to, with * * * [ kɒŋgrʊəs] with (formal) congruous to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 congruous — congruously, adv. congruousness, n. /kong grooh euhs/, adj. 1. exhibiting harmony of parts. 2. appropriate or fitting. [1590 1600; < L congruus, equiv. to con CON + gru (see CONGRUENT) + us OUS] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 congruous — adjective a) Corresponding in character. b) Harmonious. Syn: congruent Ant: incongruous …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 congruous — Synonyms and related words: accordant, advantageous, advisable, affirmative, agreeable, agreeing, answerable, appropriate, at one, becoming, befitting, coexistent, coexisting, coherent, coincident, coinciding, commensurate, compatible, concordant …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 congruous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. suitable, appropriate, fitting, consonant; see fit 1 , harmonious 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. In keeping with one s needs or expectations: accordant, agreeable, compatible, conformable, congenial,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 congruous — con|gru|ous [ kaŋgruəs ] adjective VERY FORMAL appropriate in a particular situation …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 congruous — con·gru·ous || kÉ‘Å‹grÊŠÉ™s / kÉ’Å‹ adj. corresponding, agreeing …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 congruous — [ kɒŋgrʊəs] adjective in agreement or harmony. Derivatives congruity gru:ɪti noun congruously adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 congruous — a. 1. Accordant, agreeing, suitable, consistent, consonant, compatible. 2. Proper, fit, befitting, appropriate, meet, seemly …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 congruous — adjective (+ with) fitting together well; suitable congruity noun (C, U) opposite incongruous …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 congruous — adj 1. agreeing, harmonious, compatible, accordant, consonant, congruent; correspondent, complementary, conformable, homogeneous. 2. proper, fit, fitting, befitting, becoming, seemly, meet; suitable, appropriate, expedient, apt, apposite;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 congruous — con·gru·ous …

    English syllables

  • 20 congruous — con•gru•ous [[t]ˈkɒŋ gru əs[/t]] adj. 1) exhibiting harmony of parts 2) appropriate or fitting • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L congruus < congruere; see congruent, ous con′gru•ous•ly, adv. con′gru•ous•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang