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discordant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discordant  \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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discordant 
  adj  1:  not  in  agreement  or  harmony;  "views  discordant  with 
  present-day  ideas"  [ant:  {accordant}] 
  2:  lacking  in  harmony  [syn:  {disharmonious},  {dissonant},  {inharmonic}] 




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