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Definition of discordant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] (formal) not in agreement; combining with other things in a way that is strange or unpleasant discordant views The functional modernity of the computer struck a discordant note amid the elegant eighteenth-century furniture.
  2. 2(of sounds) not sounding pleasant together opposite harmonious
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: discordant