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Meaning of DISCORDANT

Pronunciation:  dis'kordnt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not in agreement or harmony; "views discordant with present-day ideas"
  2. [adj]  lacking in harmony
 

DISCORDANT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: at variance(p), discrepant, disharmonious, dissentious, dissonant, divisive, factious, inharmonic, inharmonious, unharmonious
 
 Antonyms: accordant
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.]

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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