From what I can google up, congruency can have different meanings? Is this as response in a dicussion to say "I do not believe you?"

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  • What's said does not fit the facts under discussion. – Hot Licks Nov 15 '17 at 13:02

super simple

it means

what you say does not follow the pattern of reason or rhyme beforehand.

  • like, "what you tell is nonsense/bs" or "changed your mind illogicaly"? – J. Doe Nov 15 '17 at 10:55
  • Exactly. "What you say is not congruent" means "what you present lacks internal consistency." – Davo Nov 15 '17 at 13:04

"congruent" means "In agreement" or "in harmony" and can only really be applied to two or more things.

So, unless "you" refers to two or more people, this sentence, “What you say is not congruent” doesn't really make sense. It sounds like an example of magniloquence - using unnecessarily "flowery" or complicated language. In other words, I think the speaker is somewhere on a spectrum between pretentious and simply wrong.

  • It definitely sounds cryptic. I would be tempted to answer "Congruent with what?" – Mick Nov 15 '17 at 10:40
  • What "is said" by one person might be several statements. These statements might not be congruent with each other. – Davo Nov 15 '17 at 13:06
  • @Davo if that is the case, then "What you say is not congruent" is still a poor way to express the sentiment. "Your statements are not congruent" would at least be formally correct, but it's still clunky. – Max Williams Nov 15 '17 at 13:32

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