[dih-skrep-uh nt]


(usually of two or more objects, accounts, findings etc.) differing; disagreeing; inconsistent: discrepant accounts.

Nearby words

  1. discredit,
  2. discreditable,
  3. discreet,
  4. discreetly,
  5. discrepancy,
  6. discrete,
  7. discrete variable,
  8. discretely,
  9. discretion,
  10. discretion is the better part of valor

Origin of discrepant

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin discrepant- (stem of discrepāns), present participle of discrepāre to sound discordant, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + crepāre to crack, creak; see -ant

Related formsdis·crep·ant·ly, adverbself-dis·crep·ant, adjectiveself-dis·crep·ant·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for discrepant



inconsistent; conflicting; at variance
Derived Formsdiscrepantly, adverb

Word Origin for discrepant

C15: from Latin discrepāns, from discrepāre to differ in sound, from dis- 1 + crepāre to be noisy

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