Discordant
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. [1913 Webster]

The discordant elements out of which the emperor had compounded his realm did not coalesce. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

2. [See {Discord}, n.,

2. ] (Mus.) Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds. [1913 Webster]

For still their music seemed to start Discordant echoes in each heart. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

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.] [1913 Webster]


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  • discordant — discordant, ante [ diskɔrdɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XIIe; a. fr. descordant, de descorder, refait d apr. le lat. discordare 1 ♦ Qui manque d harmonie, qui ne s accorde pas. ⇒ incompatible, opposé. Caractères discordants. Couleurs discordantes. ⇒ criard.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • discordant — DISCORDÁNT, Ă, discordanţi, te, adj. Nepotrivit, distonant, nearmonios, strident. ♢ Straturi discordante = straturi ale scoarţei pământului ale căror suprafeţe de stratificaţie nu sunt paralele între ele. – Din fr. discordant. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • discordant — discordant, ante (di skor dan, dan t ) adj. 1°   Qui est en dissentiment, qui ne s accorde pas. Opinions discordantes. Caractères discordants. •   .... Tant de discordants et fâcheux mariages, BOISROBERT Cassandre, I, 5. 2°   Qui manque de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • discordant — Discordant, [discord]ante. adj. Qui n est point d accord, ou qui ne peut que difficilement s accorder. Voix discordante. instrument discordant. ton discordant. humeurs discordantes …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • discordant — DISCORDANT, ANTE. adj. Qui n est point d accord, ou qu on ne peut que difficilement accorder. Voix discordante. Instrument discordant. Tondiscordant. [b]f♛/b] On dit aussi figurément, Des humeurs discordantes, pour dire, Des humeurs incompatibles …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • discordant — Discordant, m. acut. Discors. Qui a le coeur tendant à autre chose que les autres. Et par metaphore, Dissonant entre Musiciens, Dissonans. Estre discordant en quelque chose, Discrepare in re aliqua …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • discordant — I adjective adverse, antagonistic, antipathetical, antithetical, antonymous, at cross purposes, at variance, cacophonous, clashing, colliding, conflicting, conflictory, contradictory, contradistinct, contrarious, contrary, counter, differing,… …   Law dictionary

  • discordant — late 14c., discordaunt, from O.Fr. descordant, prp. of descorder (see DISCORD (Cf. discord) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • discordant — *inconsonant, incongruous, uncongenial, unsympathetic, incompatible, inconsistent, discrepant Contrasted words: *consonant, congruous, congenial, sympathetic, compatible: harmonizing or harmonious, according or accordant, agreeing (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • discordant — [adj] not in harmony; conflicting antagonistic, antipathetic, at odds, cacophonous, clashing, contradictory, contrarient, contrary, different, disagreeing, discrepant, dissonant, divergent, grating, harsh, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent …   New thesaurus

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