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Discordant definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Disagreeing; incongruous; contradictory; being at variance; as discordant opinions; discordant rules or principles.
2. Opposite; contrarious; not coincident; as the discordant attractions of comets, or of different planets.
3. Dissonant; not in unison; not harmonious; not accordant harsh; jarring; as discordant notes or sounds.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: not in agreement or harmony; "views discordant with present-day ideas" [ant: accordant]
2: lacking in harmony [syn: discordant, disharmonious, dissonant, inharmonic]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. being at variance ; disagreeing <discordant opinions> b. quarrelsome <a discordant family> 2. relating to a discord <a discordant tone> discordantly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (usu. foll. by to, from, with) 1 disagreeing; at variance. 2 (of sounds) not in harmony; dissonant. Derivatives: discordance n. discordancy n. discordantly adv. Etymology: ME f. OF, part. of discorder: see DISCORD

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Discordant Dis*cord"ant, a. [OE. discordant, descordaunt, OF. descordant, discordant, F. discordant, p. pr. of discorder, OF. also, descorder. See Discord, n.] 1. Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious. The discordant elements out of which the emperor had compounded his realm did not coalesce. --Motley. 2. [See Discord, n., 2. ] (Mus.) Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds. For still their music seemed to start Discordant echoes in each heart. --Longfellow. 3. (Geol.) Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault. Syn: Disagreeing; incongruous; contradictory; repugnant; opposite; contrary; inconsistent; dissonant; harsh; jarring; irreconcilable. -- Dis*cord"ant*ly, adv. -- Dis*cord"ant*ness, n. [R.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Something that is discordant is strange or unpleasant because it does not fit in with other things. His agenda is discordant with ours. ADJ 2. A discordant sound or musical effect is unpleasant to hear. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Disagreeing, incongruous, contradictory, contrary, opposite, repugnant, at variance. 2. Dissonant, harsh, jarring, inharmonious.

Moby Thesaurus

absonant, adversative, adverse, adversive, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, antonymous, assorted, at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, atonal, balancing, cacophonic, cacophonous, clashing, colliding, compensating, conflicting, confronting, contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious, contrary, contrasted, contrasting, converse, counter, counterbalancing, counterpoised, countervailing, cracked, cranky, cross, dead against, departing, deviating, deviative, diaphonic, different, differentiated, differing, disaccordant, disagreeable, disagreeing, disconsonant, discrepant, discrete, discriminated, disharmonic, disharmonious, disjoined, disparate, disproportionate, dissentient, dissident, dissimilar, dissonant, distinct, distinguished, divergent, diverging, divers, diverse, diversified, eyeball to eyeball, flat, grating, harsh, heterogeneous, hostile, immelodious, immiscible, in disagreement, inaccordant, incompatible, incongruent, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, inharmonic, inharmonious, inimical, inverse, irreconcilable, jangling, jarring, many, motley, multifarious, musicless, negative, nonmelodious, obverse, off, off-color, off-key, off-tone, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, out of accord, out of pitch, out of tone, out of tune, out of whack, perverse, poles apart, poles asunder, raucous, repugnant, reverse, separate, separated, several, sharp, shrill, sour, squared off, strident, tuneless, unconformable, uncongenial, unequal, unharmonious, unlike, unmelodious, unmusical, untunable, untuned, untuneful, variant, varied, variegated, various, varying, widely apart, worlds apart


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