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discordant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of discordant

  1. 1 marked by or producing a harsh combination of sounds <discordant tones coming from the poorly tuned instrument> Synonyms cacophonous, dissonant, inharmonious, unmelodious, unmusical, unvocalRelated Words blaring, clanging, clangorous, clashing, clattering, dinning, grating, harsh, jangling, jangly, jarring, metallic, noisy, raspy, raucous, scratching, screeching, shrill, squeaky, strident; disagreeable, unpleasant, unpleasing; atonal, off-key, tuneless; resounding, sonorous; clamorous, uproariousNear Antonyms dulcet, euphonious, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellow, melodic, sweet, tuneful; resonant, sonorous; quavering, trilling, warbling; agreeable, appealing, pleasant; cadenced, lilting, lyric, lyrical, rhythmic (or rhythmical); chordal, harmonic, homophonic, orchestral, polyphonic (or polyphonous), symphonic, symphonious, tonal; calm, hushed; noiseless, quiet, silent, soundless, stillAntonyms harmonious, harmonizing, melodious, musical

  2. 2 making loud, confused, and usually unharmonious sounds <the discordant cries of gulls fighting over the fishing boat's castoffs> Synonyms clangorous, dinning, noisy, racketyRelated Words cacophonous, dissonant; resounding, sonorous; clamorous, uproarious; blatant, obstreperous, strident, vociferous; blaring, booming, brassy, brazen, clanging, earsplitting, janglyNear Antonyms calm, hushedAntonyms noiseless, quiet, silent, soundless, still

  3. 3 feeling or displaying eagerness to fight <a troubled, discordant family that would benefit from professional counseling> Synonyms aggressive, agonistic, argumentative, assaultive, bellicose, brawly, chippy, combative, confrontational, contentious, belligerent, disputatious, feisty, gladiatorial, militant, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, warlikeRelated Words antagonistic, fierce, hostile, hot-tempered; acidic, bearish, bilious, bristly, choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, disagreeable, dyspeptic, fractious, fretful, grouchy, grumpy, huffy, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, ornery, peevish, pettish, petulant, prickly, querulous, rude, snappish, snappy, stroppy [British], surly, testy, touchy, ugly, waspish; savage, vicious; battling, fighting, warringNear Antonyms anti-imperialist, antimilitarist, unwarlike; affable, amiable, amicable, benevolent, complaisant, conciliatory, cordial, easygoing, friendly, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, ingratiating, kindhearted, obliging, pleasant, sociable; calm, quiet, relaxed, serene, tranquil; benign, gentle, kindly, mildAntonyms nonaggressive, nonbelligerent, pacific, peaceable, peaceful, unbelligerent, uncombative, uncontentious

  4. 4 not being in agreement or harmony <his views on the proper role of women are certainly discordant with most contemporary opinions on the subject> Synonyms clashing, conflicting, disagreeing, inconsistent, discrepant, incompatible, incongruous, inconsonant, inharmonious, mutually exclusive, repugnantRelated Words irreconcilable; antagonistic, antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, contradictory, contrary, diametric (or diametrical), opposing, oppositeNear Antonyms akin, like, similarAntonyms accordant, agreeing, compatible, concordant, conformable (to), congruent, congruous, consistent, consonant, correspondent (with or to), harmonious, nonconflicting




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