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discordant

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adjective dis·cor·dant \-dənt\

Simple Definition of discordant

  • : harsh or unpleasant in sound

  • : not agreeing : not in harmony

Full Definition of discordant

  1. 1 a :  being at variance :  disagreeing <discordant opinions> b :  quarrelsome <a discordant family>

  2. 2 :  relating to a discord <a discordant tone>

dis·cor·dant·ly adverb

Examples of discordant

  1. She has the difficult task of bringing together a number of discordant elements.

  2. <discordant tones coming from the poorly tuned instrument>



14th Century

First Known Use of discordant

14th century


Medical Dictionary

discordant

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adjective dis·cor·dant \dis-ˈkȯrd-ənt\

Medical Definition of discordant

  1. of twins :  dissimilar with respect to one or more particular characters—compare concordant

  2. dis·cor·dance \-ən(t)s\play noun





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