discordant

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 discordant — [dis kôrd′ nt] adj. [ME discordaunt < OFr descordant, prp. of descorder: see DISCORD] 1. not in accord; disagreeing; conflicting 2. not in harmony; dissonant; clashing discordance n. discordancy discordantly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 Discordant — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Discordant (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on discordant instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/discordant …

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  • 14 discordant — adjective 1 strike/sound a discordant note literary to seem strange and unsuitable in relation to everything around: The modern decor strikes a discordant note in this 17th century building. 2 a discordant sound is unpleasant because it is made… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 discordant — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. being at variance ; disagreeing < discordant opinions > b. quarrelsome < a discordant family > 2. relating to a discord < a discordant tone > • discordantly …

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  • 16 DISCORDANT — ANTE. adj. T. de Musique. Qui n est point d accord, ou qu on ne peut que difficilement accorder. Voix discordante. Instrument discordant. Ton discordant. On dit dans un sens analogue, Chant discordant.   Il se dit quelquefois, par extension, Des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 discordant — dis|cord|ant [dısˈko:dənt US o:r ] adj 1.) formal a discordant sound is unpleasant because it is made up of musical notes that do not go together well 2.) literary strange, wrong, or unsuitable in relation to everything around ≠ ↑harmonious ▪ The …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 discordant — [[t]dɪskɔ͟ː(r)d(ə)nt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is discordant is strange or unpleasant because it does not fit in with other things. His agenda is discordant and out of time with ours. Syn: incongruous 2) ADJ GRADED A discordant sound or… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 discordant — discordantly, adv. /dis kawr dnt/, adj. 1. being at variance; disagreeing; incongruous: discordant opinions. 2. disagreeable to the ear; dissonant; harsh. 3. Geol. (of strata) structurally unconformable. [1250 1300; ME discordaunt < AF < L… …

    Universalium

  • 20 discordant — dis|cor|dant [ dıs kɔrdnt ] adjective 1. ) not matching other things and therefore strange or unpleasant 2. ) FORMAL in which there are a lot of disagreements: discordant marital relationships 3. ) discordant music sounds strange because it… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English