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.

Nearby words

  1. discophile,
  2. discoplacenta,
  3. discord,
  4. discordance,
  5. discordancy,
  6. discordant alternation,
  7. discordia,
  8. discotheque,
  9. discotomy,
  10. discount

Origin of discordant

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

Related formsdis·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 discordantly

discordant

/ (dɪsˈkɔːdənt) /

adjective

at variance; disagreeing
harsh in sound; inharmonious
Derived Formsdiscordantly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for discordantly

discordant

adj.

late 14c., discordaunt, from Old French descordant, present participle of descorder (see discord (n.)). Related: Discordantly.

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