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jarring

adjective

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jarring

verb
present participle of jar

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1 to express different opinions about something often angrily
  • those two coworkers have such incompatible personalities that it's no wonder they constantly jar

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2 to be out of harmony or agreement usually noticeably
  • the bright orange of the walls jars with the light pastels of the furnishings

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The first known use of jarring was in 1552

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“Jarring.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jarring. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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