(usually of two or more objects, accounts, findings etc.) differing; disagreeing; inconsistent: discrepant accounts.
- dis·crep·ant·ly, adverb
- self-dis·crep·ant, adjective
- self-dis·crep·ant·ly, adverb
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How to use discrepant in a sentence
The attempt to harmonize different ideas means that in themselves they are discrepant.Essays in Experimental Logic | John Dewey
These two tendencies, apparently so discrepant, are far from conflicting; they advance together, and mutually support each other.American Institutions and Their Influence | Alexis de Tocqueville et al.
A clue is often found to the meaning in examining startlingly discrepant statements connected with the same leading word.Logic, Inductive and Deductive | William Minto
Horum posteri a circumjacente Celticæ originis populo lingua etiam nunc omnino discrepant.Anecdotes of Dogs | Edward Jesse
Of Bothwell, the third protagonist in the tragedy of Three, we have no portrait, and but discrepant descriptions.The Mystery of Mary Stuart | Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for discrepant
inconsistent; conflicting; at variance
- discrepantly, adverb
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