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discordant

(dĭs-kord′ănt) [L. discordare, to be at variance, quarrel]
1. Pert. to or showing dissimilarity; disagreeing.
2. In genetics, pert. to or showing discordance.
3. In twins, differing in one or more characteristics, e.g., growth.
4. In psychology, Resulting from or producing conflict with one's self image.
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It comes, then, as a severe disappointment when all that follows is a biased but still essentially ordinary account--punctuated by discordantly shrill rhetorical flourishes and splashes of malicious and incredible psychological portraiture--of an entirely transparent and fairly moderate political "movement.
The drums beat slowly, irregularly, small gongs rang, and a piping flute played discordantly to Jack's western ear.
Prior to the intrusion of the granodiorite stock, steeply dipping east-trending lamprophyre dykes were discordantly emplaced into the Silurian Kingsclear Group.
Forster's cirrus description, rather than carrying out Sprat's economy of a word for each thing, refers to folkloric likeness, proceeding by a figurative logic of analogy and accretion, interleaved with a discordantly geometrical diction.
Discordantly, several delegates--all underlining their long industrial experience--insisted on recording that they had failed to witness the upsurge of the masses that supposedly justified these changes.
The tree became a rhapsody, a quivering cacophony, a whizz and vibrant rapture, branches, leaves, birds syllabling discordantly life, life, life, without measure, without stop devouring the tree.
This is an irregular wall curving around the bottom end of the traffic island and, discordantly, is in dark grey granite rather than the Portland stone used for the neighbouring Wellington Arch and the Artillery Memorial, and which, for no obvious reason, has water dribbling down one end of it.
A would-be young busker discordantly yells out Bob Dylan's Mr Tambourine Man as he strums his guitar by the town clock, hoping some of the bemused passers-by might toss a coin or two into his bedraggled flea-bitten hat.
Inspired by free jazz, his images have been described as 'striking chords, harmoniously and discordantly, powerful and full of energy.
The two branches often appear far from each other and act discordantly.
And if I'd been there I would have offered her quite a lot to turn the volume down, because up to that point the show numbers had been discordantly shrill.