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Etymology edit

From Old French descordant, from descorder.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈkɔː.dənt/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /dɪsˈkoɹ.dənt/

Adjective edit

discordant (comparative more discordant, superlative most discordant)

  1. Not in harmony or accord.
    • 2021 September 15, Laura Martin, “How talent shows became TV's most bizarre programmes”, in BBC[1]:
      With this shift in both what shows are being made, and in what viewers desire, the genre hearteningly appears to be reverting to its roots of being an entertainment spectacular, giving the space for novelty and mad-cap amusement that's presented in a warm and humorous way. After a discordant patch, it's in tune again – even if some auditionees, as ever, are not.
  2. Harsh or dissonant-sounding.
  3. (public health) Serodiscordant.
  4. (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.
  5. (mathematics) Of opposite sign.

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Adjective edit

discordant (feminine discordante, masculine plural discordants, feminine plural discordantes)

  1. discordant, dissonant
  2. grating, jarring

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Verb edit


  1. third-person plural present active indicative of discordō

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French discordant.

Adjective edit

discordant m or n (feminine singular discordantă, masculine plural discordanți, feminine and neuter plural discordante)

  1. discordant

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