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incompatible

adj. 1) inconsistent. 2) unmatching. 3) unable to live together as husband and wife due to irreconcilable differences. In no-fault divorce states, if one of the spouses desires to end the marriage, that fact proves incompatibility, and a divorce (dissolution) will be granted even though the other spouse does not want a divorce. The term also has the general meaning that two people do not get along with each other. (See: incompatibility)

incompatible

adjective antipathetical, clash, contradictoriness, contrariety, contrast, controversy, disaccord, disagreement, discord, discordance, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissidence, disunion, disunity, faction, fight, hatred, hostility, incongruous, intolerance, not agreeing, not compatible, not harmonizing, opposition, repelling, repugnance, variance
Associated concepts: doctrine of incompatibility, incompatibility of public offices
See also: different, discordant, disproportionate, dissident, divergent, hostile, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, inconsistent, inept, negative, opposite, unrelated, unsuitable
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In the free society, there will of course be policemen, prosecuting attorneys, and professors, but not ones who act incompatibly with the libertarian strictures of non-aggression.
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The structuralist theory of development attributed inflation to nonmonetary factors such as competition among groups for incompatibly large shares of national income.
In his Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Medill claimed that the incompatibly weaker Indian character prevented the Indian from assimilating into the superior white race.
Surely one comes up against the likelihood that a good many people today will respond to the film's material quite differently from--in fact incompatibly with--the way the "target-audience", as Bunuel can hardly have failed to know, would have responded in 1951?