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. [1913 Webster]

The discordant elements out of which the emperor had compounded his realm did not coalesce. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

2. [See {Discord}, n.,

2. ] (Mus.) Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds. [1913 Webster]

For still their music seemed to start Discordant echoes in each heart. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

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.] [1913 Webster]

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