(n.) The quality or state of being incongruous; want of congruity; unsuitableness; inconsistency; impropriety.
(n.) Disagreement of parts; want of symmetry or of harmony.
(n.) That which is incongruous; want of congruity.
(1) The findings indicate that there is still a significant incongruence between the value structure of most family practice units and that of their institutions but that many family practice units are beginning to achieve parity of promotion and tenure with other departments in their institutions.
(2) Motion’s inner dialogue with his father’s memory coloured his own mission to Germany, but he was conscious of the incongruity of his presence among the Desert Rats.
(3) We successfully applied it in the treatment of eight fractures of the shafts of the femur or tibia which would not unite because of infection, soft tissue interposition or gross incongruity of fragments.
(4) Fifty-nine Salter-Harris III and IV lesions of the medial malleolus, Tillaux fractures, and triplane fractures were examined after 9 (3-32) years to assess the frequency of late symptoms, deformity, joint incongruity, and secondary arthrosis.
(5) The thymus is the first organ in the body to age, which seems incongruent considering its cardinal role in the immune system.
(6) Children recalled incongruent material more than congruent material on the comprehension-monitoring task.
(7) One joint was congruent, in agreement with the hypotheses, but the other was incongruent.
(8) Nothing in the present findings, however, is incongruent with the possibility of an association between low platelet MAO activity and bipolar affective disorder.
(9) Results showed significantly longer VRTs in the Accuracy group, and more errors in the Speed group to right-field projections (initial left hemisphere input) of the incongruent color-words during the color-naming condition.
(10) In addition, background music was either congruent or incongruent with the affect of an episode's outcome.
(11) Examination of 29 cases of fracture of the distal radius with restricted motion or persistent pain in 22 patients showed that most had been caused by incongruity of the distal radioulnar joint or by rotational malalignment in supination or pronation.
(12) Incongruous and illusory depth cues, arising from 'interference patterns' produced by overlapping linear grids at the edges of escalator treads, may contribute to the disorientation experienced by some escalator users, which in turn may contribute to the causes of some of the many escalator accidents which occur.
(13) Congruent students did in fact achieve significantly higher cumulative GPA and science GPA than did incongruent students.
(14) In Experiment 1, at a stimulus onset asynchrony of 300 ms, congruous situations showed 59 ms of facilitation while incongruous situations did not differ from the baseline.
(15) The reasons for post-traumatic contracture of the elbow could be intrinsic such as interposed fragments, intra-articular adhesions, incongruity of the articular surfaces--or extrinsic--like contractures of the capsule and ligaments, adhesions of different layers, ectopic bone formations.
(16) In one, incongruous homonymous hemianopsia was accompanied by a decrease in visual acuity in one eye from chiasmal involvement.
(17) Congruence between the object display and the sentence produced significantly higher recall and clustering than the incongruence or control conditions.
(18) She laughs raucously again, mirth appearing to be, incongruously, her way of acknowledging pain.
(19) Once incongruent persistence is suspected, the possibility of parental falsification of symptoms must be faced.
(20) The proverbs appeared either in their original form or with their final word changed to be incongruous with the sentence context.
(a.) Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles.
(a.) Resembling iron taste, hardness, or other physical property.
(n.) Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.
(n.) A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.
(1) And the irony of it is it doesn't interest me at all.
(2) The irony of this type of self-manipulation is that ultimately the child, or adult, finds himself again burdened by impotence, though it is the impotence of guilt rather than that of shame.
(3) The irony is that we have more media than ever before, but less insight.
(4) Richard Aylard, director of sustainability and external affairs for Thames Water, said the firm was aware of the irony that heavy rain had set in after the hosepipe ban was announced.
(5) One of the terrible ironies of the Iraq War is that President Bush used the threat of nuclear terrorism to invade a country that had no active nuclear program.
(6) That he was able to keep his secret treasures here, not in some remote corner of the globe but in the centre of the city that gave birth to the National Socialist movement, is both extraordinary and not short of a certain dark irony.
(7) He is wary of pretension, alive to all shades of irony.
(8) There was a thing at the time that said basically: 'Oh, the working classes obviously don't understand this is irony, so Harry's had to kill him off.'
(9) But the character – compounded of piercing sanity and existential despair, infinite hesitation and impulsive action, self-laceration and observant irony – is so multi-faceted, it is bound to coincide at some point with an actor’s particular gifts.
(10) The irony of her image being exchanged in return for commodities in the future,” she said, “seems to recall the way that actual slaves’ bodies were serving as currencies of exchange.” Larson arrived at a different conclusion about the honor.
(11) In the end, though, practical rethinkers have to get beyond the delights of irony and paradox in which Glasman too often wraps himself.
(12) There is a perverse irony that people who have cracked their iPhones are now being targeted by hackers.
(13) The irony of this is that today, when I was getting all of this horrible antisemitic shit that I’ve only ever seen in Russia, I was reminded that 26 years ago today my family came to the US from Russia.
(14) The irony is an uncomfortable one for policymakers.
(15) Because of our slightly younger average age and city location, we were supposedly one of the "new wave" WIs that had started springing up in the years before – groups that rejected crochet and did more modern activities, often with more than a tinge of irony.
(16) White House officials said that Obama, who was planning to work on the final draft of his speech on his flight from Washington to Oslo, would directly address the issue of the irony of being awarded the peace prize while escalating the war.
(17) Labour's pensions spokesman, Gregg McClymont, said: "The irony is that there are lots of good pension schemes out there that are being undermined by what is going on.
(18) She is being helpful, no doubt about that, but there is an unconscious note of power play – not to mention the sweet irony of my having provoked her into pulling not one but two phones out of her bag within seconds of us sitting down.
(19) "The irony of welcoming to the London 2012 Olympic Games an individual who is alleged to have led an organised and brutal repression of athletes because they peacefully exercised their internationally recognised right to freedom of expression and association during Bahrain's Arab Spring would be a blow to all athletes around the world, and irreconcilable with the UK commitment to human rights and claimed support to peaceful pro-democracy movements," the ECCHR said.
(20) A h, the irony of white people complaining about being interrupted by black people.