Dictionary > Discordant

Discordant

Discordant
1. Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious. The discordant elements out of which the emperor had compounded his realm did not coalesce. (Motley)
2. See discord.
2.
Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds. For still their music seemed to start discordant echoes in each heart. (Longfellow)
3. (Science: geology) Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault.
Synonym: Disagreeing, incongruous, contradictory, repugnant, opposite, contrary, inconsistent, dissonant, harsh, jarring, irreconcilable.
Discordantly, Discordantness.
Origin: oe. Discordant, descordaunt, OF. Descordant, discordant, f. Discordant, p. Pr. Of discorder, OF. Also, descorder. See discord.


You will also like...

sponge
Primitive Animals

Life, as we know it today, is presumed to have started in the sea and many of them were likely eukaryotic animal-like or..

Human Reproduction
Human Reproduction

Humans are capable of only one mode of reproduction, i.e. sexual reproduction. Haploid sex cells (gametes) are produced ..

Growth Patterns
Growth Patterns

This tutorial describes the sigmoid curve, annual plant growth, tree growth, human growth, and insect growth as the grow..

complete-dominance
Dominance

This tutorial presents Gregor Mendel's law of dominance. Learn more about this form of inheritance and how it can be pre..

Regulation of Biological Systems
Regulation of Biological Systems

Regulation of Biological Systems tutorials are focused on the modulation of biological systems from cell to population l..

An artist's depiction of the origin of amphibians
Amphibians & Early Reptiles

Obtaining air outside an aquatic environment required species to acquire suitable adaptations, and this was the case of ..