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Definition of Discordant


  1. Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious.
  2. Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds.
  3. Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault.

Discordant Quotations

Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.
Henry David Thoreau

Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body.
Leonardo da Vinci

There is nothing like a Bach fugue to remove me from a discordant moment... only Bach hold up fresh and strong after repeated playing. I can always return to Bach when the other records weary me.
Edward Weston

Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things.

Seated one day at the organ, I was weary and ill at ease, and my fingers wandered idly over the noisy keys. It seemed the harmonious echo from our discordant life.
Adelaide Anne Procter
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Discordant Translations

discordant in German is uneinig
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