[ in-hahr-moh-nee-uhs ]
/ ˌɪn hɑrˈmoʊ ni əs /
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not harmonious; discordant; unmelodious.
not congenial or compatible; discordant; disagreeing: It was unpleasant to spend an evening with such an inharmonious group.



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Origin of inharmonious

First recorded in 1705–15; in-3 + harmonious

OTHER WORDS FROM inharmonious

in·har·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverbin·har·mo·ni·ous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for inharmonious

/ (ˌɪnhɑːˈməʊnɪəs) /


Also: inharmonic (ˌɪnhɑːˈmɒnɪk) lacking harmony; discordant
lacking accord or agreement

Derived forms of inharmonious

inharmoniously, adverbinharmoniousness, noun
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