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Synonyms for discordant

Synonyms for discordant

devoid of harmony and accord

made up of parts or qualities that are disparate or otherwise markedly lacking in consistency

characterized by unpleasant discordance of sound

Synonyms for discordant

not in agreement or harmony


lacking in harmony

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Sikes struck, by way of Chiswell Street, into Barbican: thence into Long Lane, and so into Smithfield; from which latter place arose a tumult of discordant sounds that filled Oliver Twist with amazement.
Countrymen, butchers, drovers, hawkers, boys, thieves, idlers, and vagabonds of every low grade, were mingled together in a mass; the whistling of drovers, the barking dogs, the bellowing and plunging of the oxen, the bleating of sheep, the grunting and squeaking of pigs, the cries of hawkers, the shouts, oaths, and quarrelling on all sides; the ringing of bells and roar of voices, that issued from every public-house; the crowding, pushing, driving, beating, whooping and yelling; the hideous and discordant dim that resounded from every corner of the market; and the unwashed, unshaven, squalid, and dirty figues constantly running to and fro, and bursting in and out of the throng; rendered it a stunning and bewildering scene, which quite confounded the senses.
In this way, with little cessation, and singing the same songs again and again, the tired and exhausted child kept them in good humour all that night; and many a cottager, who was roused from his soundest sleep by the discordant chorus as it floated away upon the wind, hid his head beneath the bed-clothes and trembled at the sounds.
And Yeltsin struck a discordant note amid with an attack on Nato's nuclear policy.
And the Christmas Punk Rock Show at Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner is definitely shaping up to be a great one, whether it's the gleefully raucous and discordant Slitstitch playing "Psychoboyfriend" or the madcap aggression of the Clozapines' "Zombie Apocalypse," it's clear that this show will be anything but a silent night.
And then there is the wonderfully discordant Because We Care, a pink-on-pink valentine replete with all manner of cavities and protrusions dangling and interpenetrating across its frenetic field.
Not that McDonagh ignores the music in their voices, but it's a jangly, discordant sound.
Despite these odds, many discordant couples are now tackling the issue of parenthood, spurred on by the efficacy of current HIV treatments, which offer some patients a 30-year life expectancy.
Danish composer Erik Norby has written an interesting new score, mixing discordant sounds of the nineties with unworried rhythms of the twenties, and stage designer Joe Vanek has created a fascinating setting.
One discordant note in the book is in Pearlman's moral fulminations against Falstaff, who is "dishonest, opportunistic, selfish, exploitive, undisciplined, and ethically obtuse" (141), and whose actions are "reprehensible" (109), "atrocious" (114), and "loathsome" (117), as he "stumbles deeper and deeper into foolishness" (119).
The organization works with couples and has ongoing studies to 1) promote couples voluntary counseling and testing (CVCT), 2) measure the transmission between discordant (one HIV-positive and one HIV-negative) couples (Heterosexual Transmission study) and 3) assess the contraceptive choices of women (Family Planning study).
Whether it's the unnerving, discordant Casio-esque notes that lead off "Medicine Man" or the fuller sound of a song such as "bathDUB Mix 2," this is a band that's actively pushing the boundaries of what can and can't be called music, and finding all sorts of nifty stuff along the way.
In Uganda, HIV testing among 296,000 people also showed that discordant partnerships were relatively frequent, found in 63% of "infected couples".
Divided between large freestanding screens--each accompanied by its own unidirectional speaker to minimize the discordant buildup of sound--Sandra of the Tuliphouse comprises five independent twelve-to-twenty-minute video loops that may be watched in any order, in part or (by the more determined visitor) from beginning to end.
And now every time I log in I find my inbox clogged with messages from reasonable-sounding names and subject lines of random words so discordant they are almost beautiful.