- Discordant is defined as disagreeing with what is accepted.
An example of discordant is an opinion that is different from the group.
- The definition of discordant is a type of sound that clashes with the tone of the music being played.
An example of something discordant is a piano note that clashes with the other music during a concert.
- not in accord; disagreeing; conflicting
- not in harmony; dissonant; clashing
Origin: Middle English discordaunt ; from Old French descordant, present participle of descorder: see discord
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- Not being in accord; conflicting.
- Disagreeable in sound; harsh or dissonant.
- dis·corˈdan·cy noun
- dis·corˈdant·ly adverb