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1. Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious. The discordant elements out of which the emperor had compounded his realm did not coalesce. (Motley)

2. [See discord.


Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds. For still their music seemed to start discordant echoes in each heart. (Longfellow)

3. (Science: geology) Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault.

Synonym: Disagreeing, incongruous, contradictory, repugnant, opposite, contrary, inconsistent, dissonant, harsh, jarring, irreconcilable.

Discordantly, Discordantness.

Origin: oe. Discordant, descordaunt, OF. Descordant, discordant, f. Discordant, p. Pr. Of discorder, OF. Also, descorder. See discord.

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