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Marked by discrepancy; disagreeing.

[Middle English discrepaunt, from Latin discrepāns, discrepant-, present participle of discrepāre, to disagree : dis-, apart; see dis- + crepāre, to rattle.]

dis·crep′ant·ly adv.


inconsistent; conflicting; at variance
[C15: from Latin discrepāns, from discrepāre to differ in sound, from dis-1 + crepāre to be noisy]
disˈcrepantly adv


(dɪˈskrɛp ənt)

(usu. of two or more accounts, findings, etc.) differing; disagreeing; inconsistent.
[1400–50; < Latin discrepant-, s. of discrepāns, present participle of discrepāre to sound discordant =dis- dis-1 + crepāre to crack, creak; see -ant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discrepant - not compatible with other facts
inconsistent - displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"
2.discrepant - not in agreement
incongruous - lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness; "a plan incongruous with reason"; "incongruous behavior"; "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"
3.discrepant - not in accord; "desires at variance with his duty"; "widely discrepant statements"
discordant - not in agreement or harmony; "views discordant with present-day ideas"


1. In sharp opposition:
Logic: repugnant.
2. Made up of parts or qualities that are disparate or otherwise markedly lacking in consistency:
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