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[in-hahr-moh-nee-uh s] /ˌɪn hɑrˈmoʊ ni əs/
not harmonious; discordant; unmelodious.
not congenial or compatible; discordant; disagreeing:
It was unpleasant to spend an evening with such an inharmonious group.
Origin of inharmonious
First recorded in 1705-15; in-3 + harmonious
Related forms
inharmoniously, adverb
inharmoniousness, noun Unabridged
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  • And once more, the inharmonious and unseemly nature can only tend to disproportion?

    The Republic Plato
  • The connection is often abrupt and inharmonious, and far from clear.

    Philebus Plato
  • How inharmonious a setting, then, for Dr. Sevier, was 3½ Carondelet street!

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • Their music is for the most part religious, inharmonious, and unmelodious.

  • It was all so grotesque, so empty, so play-actor-like—so inharmonious with Death!

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • The fourth line of that stanza is unmusical and inharmonious.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6 Charles H. Sylvester
  • Who will mate them, and re-arrange their inharmonious combinings?

    Dawn Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  • Here we have inharmonious natures of our own and others to contend with.

    Dawn Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  • The same remark I have to make on his censure of inharmonious lines.

British Dictionary definitions for inharmonious


Also inharmonic (ˌɪnhɑːˈmɒnɪk). lacking harmony; discordant
lacking accord or agreement
Derived Forms
inharmoniously, adverb
inharmoniousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for inharmonious

1711, from in- (1) "not" + harmonious. Related: Inharmoniously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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