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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