[in-kon-suh-nuh nt]


not consonant or in accord.

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

Historical Examples of 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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