dis·​har·​mo·​ni·​ous | \ ˌdis-(ˌ)här-ˈmō-nē-əs How to pronounce disharmonious (audio) \

Definition of disharmonious

: lacking in harmony

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Recent Examples on the Web Here is a transcript of relevant passages from her speech: Change, especially change that requires legislative solutions, will not occur easily given our vast, inherently disharmonious, and increasingly polarized country. Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, 29 May 2018 In the meantime, our Mr. Mooney slithers into the pub, bringing the disharmonious vibe of a swinging, sexed-up London into this frozen outpost of the middle-class 1950s. Ben Brantley, New York Times, 5 Feb. 2018 But upstart vanguardists like Charles Ives and Henry Cowell instead took an idiosyncratic and disharmonious approach that shirked European models. William Robin, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2017 At Williams, led by a disharmonious board that includes two activist hedge fund managers bent on selling the company and a longtime chief executive determined to keep it independent, the deal was hated by many from the start. Leslie Picker And Julie Creswell, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of disharmonious

1659, in the meaning defined above

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“Disharmonious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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