discordant

[ dis-kawr-dnt ]
/ dɪsˈkɔr dnt /

adjective

being at variance; disagreeing; incongruous: discordant opinions.
disagreeable to the ear; dissonant; harsh.
Geology. (of strata) structurally unconformable.

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Origin of discordant

1250–1300; Middle English discordaunt < Anglo-French < Latin discordant- (stem of discordāns), present participle of discordāre. See discord, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM discordant

dis·cord·ant·ly, adverbnon·dis·cord·ant, adjectiveun·dis·cord·ant, adjectiveun·dis·cord·ant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for discordant

discordant
/ (dɪsˈkɔːdənt) /

adjective

at variance; disagreeing
harsh in sound; inharmonious

Derived forms of discordant

discordantly, adverb
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