- being at variance; disagreeing; incongruous: discordant opinions.
- disagreeable to the ear; dissonant; harsh.
- Geology. (of strata) structurally unconformable.
Origin of discordant
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Examples from the Web for discordantly
He had quitted Tresten, and was talking to himself, cheating' himself, not discordantly at all.The Tragic Comedians, Complete
Unexpectedly and discordantly the Spanish child ended her performance.Mariposilla
Mary Stewart Daggett
Captain Dove lay back in his bunk and laughed, most discordantly.The White Blackbird
I think John's imagination was worked upon by the sweet and mournful hymns that were discordantly sung in the stiff old parlors.Being a Boy
Charles Dudley Warner
A heartless loon laughed long and discordantly over their wretched plight.Strange Stories of the Great Valley
Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
- at variance; disagreeing
- harsh in sound; inharmonious
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Word Origin and History for discordantly
late 14c., discordaunt, from Old French descordant, present participle of descorder (see discord (n.)). Related: Discordantly.
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