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  • not in harmony or accord
  • harsh or dissonant sounding
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.]

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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