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discordant definition


This page has 9 definitions of discordant with English translations in 4 languages. Discordant is an adjective and verb. Examples of how to use discordant in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English discordant definition

Alternative forms


From Old French descordant, from descorder.



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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French discordant definition


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

  1. discordant, dissonant
  2. grating, jarring

Further reading

Latin discordant definition



  1. third-person plural present active indicative of discordō

Romanian discordant definition


From French discordant.


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

  1. discordant