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 ?
Sikes struck, by way of Chiswell Street, into Barbican: thence into Long Lane, and so into Smithfield; from which latter place arose a tumult of discordant sounds that filled Oliver Twist with amazement.
There is no longer the measured quiet sound of throbbing activity, like the sound of boiling water, but diverse discordant sounds of disorder.
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
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.
ejaculated the Pharisee, as the discordant tones of the centurion rattled up the crags of the precipice, and fainted away against the temple -"El Elohim
And certainly it is little better, when atheists, and profane persons, do hear of so many discordant, and contrary opinions in religion; it doth avert them from the church, and maketh them, to sit down in the chair of the scorners.
Who is that overgrown pirate with the whiskers and the discordant voice?
As Tarzan of the Apes hurtled through the trees the discordant sounds of the battle between the Abyssinians and the lions smote more and more distinctly upon his sensitive ears, redoubling his assurance that the plight of the human element of the conflict was critical indeed.
Up from the little open space in front of the King's dwelling-house leaped a hissing bright flame; they had kindled a fire, and black forms of men, stark naked and wounding themselves with spears, danced around it and made the air hideous with discordant cries.
He waited without, until the sound of their voices, joined in a discordant song, assured him they were making merry; and then approaching the door, by means of a tottering plank which crossed the ditch in front, knocked at it with his hand.
Each new step we take in thought reconciles twenty seemingly discordant facts, as expressions of one law.
The voices of Edna's disbanding guests jarred like a discordant note upon the quiet harmony of the night.