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discordant

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Synonyms for discordant

  • cacophonous
  • clashing
  • dissonant
  • divergent
  • jarring
  • strident
  • antagonistic
  • antipathetic
  • at odds
  • contradictory
  • contrarient
  • contrary
  • different
  • disagreeing
  • discrepant
  • grating
  • harsh
  • incompatible
  • incongruous
  • inconsistent
  • inconsonant
  • inharmonious
  • jangling
  • on a sour note
  • opposite
  • quarreling
  • uncongenial
  • unharmonious
  • unmelodious
  • unmixable
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Antonyms for discordant

  • similar
  • agreeable
  • agreeing
  • concordant
  • cooperating
  • harmonious
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCORDANT

For once, the music of her voice was lost in a discordant cry of detestation.

Even the discordant shriek of the steam-whistle has been superseded in Freeland.

It was followed by a series of discordant brays from the donkey.

Will not a young man's heart leap amid these discordant sounds?

Some one was singing the "Carmagnole" in drunken, discordant tones.

They greeted our approach with the most discordant din it had ever been my fortune to hear.

"The world is more conscious of your discordant voices," I said.

And he broke out into one of his most discordant cackles to corroborate his boast.

"The Judge says the true word," cried Benjamin, with one of his discordant laughs.

The kingfishers were always in a hurry, and their colours were fussy and discordant.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., discordaunt, from Old French descordant, present participle of descorder (see discord (n.)). Related: Discordantly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISCORDANT

cacophonous

adjectiveharsh sounding
  • clinking
  • discordant
  • disharmonic
  • dissonant
  • grating
  • ill-sounding
  • immusical
  • inharmonious
  • jangly
  • jarring
  • noisy
  • raucous
  • sour
  • strident
  • unmusical
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