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Synonyms for dissonant

Synonyms for dissonant

characterized by unpleasant discordance of sound

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

Synonyms for dissonant

characterized by musical dissonance

lacking in harmony

not in accord

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Pepita's song is introduced by the narrator's own rhymed couplet and followed by a line that breaks the lyrical spell but also prolongs it, if dissonantly, with its own reluctant slant rhyme (rose/goes/roses).
He is dissonantly removed from society and surrendered to the area Catholic Church in an effort to raise him void of his aboriginal ancestry; it is a destructive attempt at reincorporating Nullah into traditional society.
The introduction of a Down syndrome boy with whom Pietro interacts at first hits a dissonantly sweet note, but Grimaldi masters it, using it to turn Pietro into a person more aware of himself and others.
I must be unable under the CPA to raise the issue of the legality of gene patent policy or the faulty operational measures extending patent law to dissonantly allow for the grant of gene patents.
At the moment when the words 'Babe, you are a liar' resound, the piano briefly and dissonantly superimposes the minor third.
His consistent exposure of the performative characteristics of the trial is in line with Arendt's argument that to a great extent the trial was a fore-designed show with a known end and lesson, which dissonantly echo the Zionist perspective of Eichmann's crimes and disregard other crucial meanings.
Rather, in the manner of a modernist collage, the different pieces, visual and textual, resonate more or less dissonantly and in doing so create a whole greater than the parts.
The long In Nomine slow movement of the third quartet, for example, is beguilingly beautiful in the ways it explores aspects of the traditional plainsong theme before letting us hear it complete, albeit in a dissonantly fractured form, towards the end.
A tense social interaction is like people singing dissonantly, with no agreement on rhythm, tune, key, or even what kind of song they are singing.
Demonstrating that the "primary Beats" embraced many of the "reactionary, nativist, racist ideologies to which they have conventionally been contrasted," Martinez suggests that it is "possible that the Beats were not so much pitting their worldview against a vacuous, rigid, bourgeois conformity, but echoing, albeit dissonantly, the same tune as the chorus of reactionary elements of America in the 1950s" (25).