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inconsonant

[in-kon-suh-nuh nt] /ɪnˈkɒn sə nənt/
adjective
1.
not consonant or in accord.
Origin of inconsonant
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; in-3 + consonant
Related forms
inconsonance, noun
inconsonantly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for inconsonant
Historical Examples
  • Discretion, as he had already learned and later formally stated and proved, was not inconsonant with rational valor.

    The Philosophy of Spinoza Baruch de Spinoza
  • For the Muhammadans at least this would have at one time been considered as most inconsonant with their religion.

  • He had not thought this of Bassett; it was inconsonant with the character of man he still believed Morton Bassett to be.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for inconsonant

inconsonant

/ɪnˈkɒnsənənt/
adjective
1.
lacking in harmony or compatibility; discordant
Derived Forms
inconsonance, noun
inconsonantly, adverb
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