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Definition of "congruous" [con•gru•ous]

  • Corresponding in character or kind; appropriate or harmonious. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Congruent. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "congruous" in a sentence
  • "Christ here by a name congruous to the thoughts which occupy his mind, when he speaks of Him that loved us."
  • "Nonadequate merit, more commonly called congruous merit, is merit in a weaker sense of the term; it merely requires that conditions be set up so that if you do a given thing you get a reward."
  • "Congruism is the term by which theologians denote a theory according to which the efficacy of efficacious grace (see GRACE) is due, at least in part, to the fact that the grace is given in circumstances favourable to its operation, i.e. "congruous" in that sense."