Mismatch vs Incongruity - What's the difference?

mismatch | incongruity |


As nouns the difference between mismatch and incongruity

is that mismatch is something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable while incongruity is the state of being incongruous, or lacking congruence.

As a verb mismatch

is to match unsuitably; to fail to match.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mismatch

English

Etymology 1

Verb

(es)
  • To match unsuitably; to fail to match
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • Something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.
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  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=After all the trepidation born of Holland's toils home and away against these opponents in qualification for Euro 2012, and the pockmarked nature of the pitch, this was exposed as a mismatch from the opening exchanges. }}

    incongruity

    English

    Noun

    (incongruities)
  • The state of being incongruous, or lacking congruence.
  • An instance or point of disagreement; a dissimilarity; a discrepancy; an inconsistency.
  • A thing that is incongruous.
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