discordant discordant  /dɪs ˈkɔr dənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not in agreement or harmony
  2. (adj) lacking in harmony

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. That slogan, shouted in the Azeri language, might sound a little discordant, given that Mir-Hossein Moussavi is running for President not of Azerbaijan, but of Iran.
  2. The thumping pop and country tunes that used to seem somewhat discordant at McCain rallies now enhance the animated atmosphere and Americana vibe.

News

  1. Is Apple's Passbook the Stealth E-Wallet Success?

    NEW YORK ( MainStreet )—Just when most digital wallet experts had forgotten the year-old Apple Passbook --widely dismissed as ineffectual and neutered -- a discordant voice wants to get an unexpected message across: just maybe Passbook is the stealth winner of the early rounds of the e-wallet wars, and it is doing it by sneaking in a powerful but largely uncommented upon transaction capability.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Border security at issue in immigration bill; Grassley wants amendment in legalization steps

    Senate debate on far-reaching immigration legislation turned to border security today, with Republicans arguing that the bill needs much stronger provisions in that area and Democrats suggesting that some in the GOP are just out to kill the legislation. This discordant note burst into view just a day after senators voted overwhelmingly to officially open debate on the landmark bill. It has been ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Fairfield Ledger

  3. Even trains were quiet for downtown concert

    For those not in attendance, you missed an excellent evening of music, Thursday PM, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Dept, performed by 'Along for the Ride.' They presented a broad spectrum of music genre, from Waylon Jennings to Three Dog Night, from Janis Joplin to Johnny Cash, and appealed to an audience that grew as the evening progressed. The only discordant note was when the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

Quotes

  1. "It pained him to have to say what he thought about Vietnam, but he also understood how isolating the White House can be and how people can get to the point where they don't hear discordant voices," said Clinton. "And he thought he knew what...
    on May 16, 2007 By: Bill Clinton Source: KUTV

  2. "He had the great luxury of not only time, but of flying below the radar, so he could send discordant, contradictory messages and not have them immediately thrown back in his face," Ornstein said.
    on Jun 8, 2008 By: Norman Ornstein Source: Kansas.com

  3. "It is apparent that the prohibition against recognizing same-sex unions as entitled to the benefits of marriage is not 'dissimilar and discordant' to the objective of reserving the status of marriage and its attendant benefits exclusively to unions...
    on Jul 6, 2006 By: Robert Benham Source: Dallas Voice

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