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dɪsˈkɔr dntdis·cor·dant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discordantadjective

    not in agreement or harmony

    "views discordant with present-day ideas"

  2. discordant, disharmonious, dissonant, inharmonicadjective

    lacking in harmony


  1. discordantadjective

    not in harmony or accord

  2. discordantadjective

    harsh or dissonant sounding

  3. discordantadjective


  4. discordantadjective

    of a differing type of rock cutting across a formation

    Dikes may be discordant to country rock if they intrude at a high angle to the bedding

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Discordantadjective

    Etymology: discordant, Latin.

    Myrrha was joy’d the welcome news to hear,
    But clogg’d with guilt, the joy was insincere;
    So various, so discordant is the mind,
    That in our will a different will we find. Dryden.

    The discordant attraction of some wandering comets would certainly distract and disorder the harmony of the motions and revolutions of the planets, if they approached too near them. George Cheyne, Phil. Princip.

    Hither conscience is to be referred, if by a comparison of things done with the rule there be a consonancy, then follows the sentence of approbation; if discordant from it, the sentence of condemnation. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.


  1. Discordant

    The adjective discordant ('conflicting, disagreeing, at variance') may describe:


  1. discordant

    Discordant refers to being in conflict, disagreement, or disharmony. It can refer to things not matching, not fitting together, lacking harmony in musical terms, or being contradictory in any context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discordantnoun

    disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious

  2. Discordantnoun

    dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds

  3. Discordantnoun

    said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discordant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discordant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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