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EtymologyEdit

From Latin discrepāns, present participle of discrepō (to differ in sound, differ, disagree), from dis- (apart) + crepō (to make a noise, crackle).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪskɹɪpənt/, /dɪˈskɹɛpənt/

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discrepant (comparative more discrepant, superlative most discrepant)

  1. Showing difference; inconsistent, dissimilar.
    • 1671, Ralph Cudworth, The True Intellectual System of the Universe, Chapter 4:
      The Egyptians were doubtless the most singular of all the Pagans, and the most oddly discrepant from the rest in their manner of worship; yet nevertheless, that these also agreed with the rest in those fundamentals of worshipping one supreme and universal Numen []
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 29:
      But the term ‘godlike’ [] becomes exceedingly vague, for many gods have flourished in religious history, and their attributes have been discrepant enough.

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discrepant (plural discrepants)

  1. (archaic) A dissident.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      If you persecute heretics or discrepants, they unite themselves as to a common defence []

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