Definition of Discordant

1. Adjective. Not in agreement or harmony. "Views discordant with present-day ideas"


2. Adjective. Lacking in harmony.
Exact synonyms: Disharmonious, Dissonant, Inharmonic
Similar to: Inharmonious, Unharmonious
Derivative terms: Discord, Discordance, Dissonance

Definition of Discordant

1. a. Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious.

Definition of Discordant

1. Adjective. not in harmony or accord ¹

2. Adjective. harsh or dissonant sounding ¹

3. Adjective. (context: public health) serodiscordant ¹

4. Adjective. (context: geology) of a differing type of rock cutting across a formation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discordant

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Discordant

1. 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. 2. 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. Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault. Synonym: Disagreeing, incongruous, contradictory, repugnant, opposite, contrary, inconsistent, dissonant, harsh, jarring, irreconcilable. Discord"antly, Discord"antness. Origin: OE. Discordant, descordaunt, OF. Descordant, discordant, F. Discordant, p. Pr. Of discorder, OF. Also, descorder. See Discord. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Discordant

disconvenient
discopathy
discophile
discophiles
discophilia
discophora
discophore
discophores
discoplacenta
discord
discordable
discordance
discordances
discordancies
discordancy
discordant (current term)
discordant alternans
discordant alternation
discordant atrioventricular connections
discordant thyroid nodule
discordantly
discordaunce
discordaunt
discorded
discordful
discording
discordous
discords
discorporate
discorrespondent

Literary usage of Discordant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Daniel Defoe: His Life and Recently Discovered Writings: Extending from 1716 by Lee, William, Daniel Defoe (1869)
"discordant Parties sometimes the Safety of States. AJ, May 18.—Sir, I must own the Doctrine of Party Making is a nice Thing to handle, ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1829)
"The discordant elements, of tion of any new interest. His government, led men to expect, severed him no ..."

3. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1868)
"On the Rejection of discordant Observations. ... These discordant results will in many cases be found to be deduced from observations made by observers of ..."

4. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1829)
"The discordant elements, of which the latter had composed his government, led men to expect, that it would, fall in pieces, when he himself was removed. ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1816)
"Omnipotence itself cannot escape the murmurs of its CHAP. discordant votaries ; since the same dispensation which ..."

6. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"was a pretty good one, but its best was coarse and discordant after Emerson's voice. I remember of the sermon only that it had an indefinite charm of ..."

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