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.
2. [See Discord, n.,
2.] (Mus.) Dissonant; not in harmony or
musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or
For still their music seemed to start
Discordant echoes in each heart.
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;
-- Dis*cord"ant*ly, adv. --
Dis*cord"ant*ness, n. [R.]