discordant


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dis·cor·dant

 (dĭ-skôr′dnt)
adj.
1. Not being in accord; conflicting.
2. Disagreeable in sound; harsh or dissonant.

dis·cor′dan·cy n.
dis·cor′dant·ly adv.

discordant

(dɪsˈkɔːdənt)
adj
1. at variance; disagreeing
2. harsh in sound; inharmonious
disˈcordantly adv

dis•cord•ant

(dɪsˈkɔr dnt)

adj.
1. being at variance; disagreeing; incongruous.
2. disagreeable to the ear; dissonant; harsh.
[1250–1300; Middle English discordaunt < Anglo-French < Latin]
dis•cord′ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discordant - not in agreement or harmony; "views discordant with present-day ideas"
accordant - being in agreement or harmony; often followed by `with'; "a place perfectly accordant with man's nature"-Thomas Hardy
2.discordant - lacking in harmony
inharmonious, unharmonious - not in harmony

discordant

adjective
1. disagreeing, conflicting, clashing, different, opposite, contrary, at odds, contradictory, inconsistent, incompatible, incongruous, divergent He displays attitudes and conduct discordant with his culture.

discordant

adjective
1. Devoid of harmony and accord:
2. Made up of parts or qualities that are disparate or otherwise markedly lacking in consistency:
3. Characterized by unpleasant discordance of sound:
Translations
disonančnínesouhlasnýv neshodě
uharmonisk
epäsointuinenriitasointuinen
disszonánsdiszharmonikus
ósamstæîur; ósamhljóîa
disonantnýnezhodný
ahenksizuyumsuz

discordant

[dɪsˈkɔːdənt] ADJ [ideas, opinions] → discorde, opuesto; [sound] → disonante

discordant

[dɪsˈkɔːrdənt] adj
[groups, opinions] → discordant(e), dissonant(e)
to strike a discordant note (= seem out of place) → détonner
(MUSIC)dissonant(e)

discordant

adj opinions, coloursnicht miteinander harmonierend; soundmisstönend; meeting, atmosphereunharmonisch; (Mus) → disharmonisch; to strike a discordant note (fig)einen falschen Ton anschlagen

discordant

[dɪsˈkɔːdnt] adj (gen) → discordante; (sound) → dissonante, stonato/a

discord

(ˈdiskoːd) noun
1. disagreement or quarrelling.
2. in music, a group of notes played together which give a jarring sound.
disˈcordant adjective
References in classic literature ?
The voices of Edna's disbanding guests jarred like a discordant note upon the quiet harmony of the night.
Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.
Once I could have enjoyed it and seen nothing out of the way about it, but now its note was discordant.
The window went up, a maid-servant's discordant voice profaned the holy calm, and a deluge of water drenched the prone martyr's remains!
To show himself independent of me, he would start and stagger through with his hymn in the most discordant manner.
To which the courier replied in a harsh, discordant voice, "I am the devil; I am in search of Don Quixote of La Mancha; those who are coming this way are six troops of enchanters, who are bringing on a triumphal car the peerless Dulcinea del Toboso; she comes under enchantment, together with the gallant Frenchman Montesinos, to give instructions to Don Quixote as to how, she the said lady, may be disenchanted.
There still are discordant and undecided claims between several of them, and the dissolution of the Union would lay a foundation for similar claims between them all.
If, on the other hand, they find us either destitute of an effectual government (each State doing right or wrong, as to its rulers may seem convenient), or split into three or four independent and probably discordant republics or confederacies, one inclining to Britain, another to France, and a third to Spain, and perhaps played off against each other by the three, what a poor, pitiful figure will America make in their eyes
The history of almost all the great councils and consultations held among mankind for reconciling their discordant opinions, assuaging their mutual jealousies, and adjusting their respective interests, is a history of factions, contentions, and disappointments, and may be classed among the most dark and degraded pictures which display the infirmities and depravities of the human character.
And travellers now within that valley, Through the red-litten windows, see Vast forms that move fantastically To a discordant melody; While, like a rapid ghastly river, Through the pale door, A hideous throng rush out forever, And laugh--but smile no more.
Amongst large-winged birds, carried a long distance from all lands and resting upon the waves from the fatigue of their flight, I saw some magnificent albatrosses, uttering discordant cries like the braying of an ass, and birds belonging to the family of the long-wings.
The discordant tones of the voices and instruments drew nearer, and now droning songs mingled with the sound of the tambourines and cymbals.