Discordant

Dis*cord"ant

(?), a. [OE. discordant, descordaunt, OF. descordant, discordant, F. discordant, p. pr. of discorder, OF. also, descorder. See Discord, n.] 1. Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious.
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The discordant elements out of which the emperor had compounded his realm did not coalesce.
Motley.
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2. [See Discord, n., 2.] (Mus.) Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds.
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For still their music seemed to start
Discordant echoes in each heart.
Longfellow.
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3. (Geol.) Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault.

Syn. -- Disagreeing; incongruous; contradictory; repugnant; opposite; contrary; inconsistent; dissonant; harsh; jarring; irreconcilable.

-- Dis*cord"ant*ly, adv. -- Dis*cord"ant*ness, n. [R.]
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