(Old English) discordant, descordaunt, (Old French) descordant, discordant, (French) discordant, present participle of discorder, (Old French) also, descorder. See Discord, noun; See Discord, noun, 2.
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. (Music) 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. (Geology) Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault.
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From Old French descordant, from descorder
discordant third-person plural present active indicative of discordō
Adjective discordant (comparative more discordant, superlative most discordant) not in harmony or accord harsh or dissonant sounding (public health) serodiscordant (geology) of a differing type of rock cutting across a formation Dikes may be discordant to country rock if they intrude at a high angle to the bedding
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