[in-kon-suh-nuh nt]


not consonant or in accord.

Nearby words

  1. inconsiderate,
  2. inconsideration,
  3. inconsistency,
  4. inconsistent,
  5. inconsolable,
  6. inconspicuous,
  7. inconstance,
  8. inconstancy,
  9. inconstant,
  10. inconsumable

Origin of inconsonant

First recorded in 1650–60; in-3 + consonant

Related formsin·con·so·nance, nounin·con·so·nant·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inconsonant

  • Discretion, as he had already learned and later formally stated and proved, was not inconsonant with rational valor.

    The Philosophy of Spinoza|Baruch de Spinoza
  • For the Muhammadans at least this would have at one time been considered as most inconsonant with their religion.

  • He had not thought this of Bassett; it was inconsonant with the character of man he still believed Morton Bassett to be.

    A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson

British Dictionary definitions for inconsonant



lacking in harmony or compatibility; discordant
Derived Formsinconsonance, nouninconsonantly, adverb

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