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Lacking harmony, agreement, or compatibility; discordant.

in·con′so·nance n.
in·con′so·nant·ly adv.


lacking in harmony or compatibility; discordant
inˈconsonance n
inˈconsonantly adv


(ɪnˈkɒn sə nənt)

not consonant or in accord.
in•con′so•nance, n.
in•con′so•nant•ly, adv.
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On the contrary, Thomas Hardy's Brains steadfastly points to inconsonant, variable background sources delivered in the unassuming voice of a messenger:
Another interpretation which comes in my mind is that the UN Mission in South Sudan has declared the attempted coup successful and considered the current government illegitimate, a view that is inconsonant with the principle of State sovereignty.
Otherwise we might make a seemingly reasonable choice of a proximate end, for example, to get married and still sin, if this decision is inconsonant with our own unique relationship with God.
One of the problems is that the tragedies we want to write out of our current contexts are inconsonant with traditional definitions of what tragedy actually signifies.
to a conclusion inconsonant with the excluded evidence.
The label of classical realism, he argues, "lumps together a range of inconsonant thinkers in potentially misleading ways" (p.
What we are witnessing here is something similar to what we had seen already in Scotus: in line with the sedimentation of Aristotelian natural philosophy in the new form of via moderna, there is developing a fresh moral consciousness, or practical philosophy, which is charged with accommodating some of the most acute infinite elements, embedded in Christian outlook but found inconsonant with the modern tenet of particularized reality (Schulthess and Imbach 1996:260261).
She recognizes that in order to make plausible her identification of the God of nature and the God of miracle and mystery, she must attempt to show both that the faith enjoined by revelation as the "one thing needful" is not unreasonable and that reason is not wholly inconsonant with faith.
In either of these scenarios, taxing Harry at a higher marginal rate than Tom (as required by a progressive income tax) would be inconsonant with sacrifice theory, and by its own standard, inequitable.
The State's prescription is thus inconsonant with, and is therefore preempted by, the federal law.