disharmony

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dis·har·mo·ny

(dis-har'mŏ-nē),
1. The state of being deranged or lacking in orderliness.
2. In a complex sound, the absence of a mathematical relationship among the frequencies of the fundamental tone and its overtones so that the frequencies of the overtones are not whole-number multiples or partials of the frequency of the fundamental tone. The auditory effect has a noisy or unpleasant quality, as opposed to music.

dis·har·mo·ny

(dis-har'mŏ-nē)
Being deranged or lacking in orderliness.
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Ryan and Ronnie did not have the disharmonious relationship portrayed in this production.
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She thus creates a tone disharmonious not only with the rest of her book, but also with adjacent passages that employ expository prose.
With robust guitar sweeps and graceful vocals, Sholi's music can be as viscerally sweet or raggedly disharmonious as dreams.
First, the NH culture may view illnesses as disharmonious, which interfere with the Hawaiian culture of preservation of harmony; thus, NH may try to underrate the illness in order to preserve harmony (Leigh & Jimenez 2002).
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Furthermore, it has not significantly harmonized or improved the harmonious and disharmonious and/or loves and hates in the North-South relations, lack of confidence-building measures and trust in building the pillars of a united, diverse and democratic Sudan.
But the replacement tall building will be built on what is about the highest part of the city centre and this surely must confer on the developer a responsibility to ensure its final design, along with the materials used in its construction, will sit comfortably with its neighbours and be in harmony with them, neither disharmonious nor disrespectful of them.
But when the side demoted to the UEFA Cup then reaches the Final the team that progressed in the bigger competition withdraws into its shell to consider the implications of their adversaries winning a European trophy and upsetting the normal balance of disharmonious relations.
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The underlying assumption is that this order as a whole, being natural, shows a balance or harmony between extremes--destruction and generation, decay and growth, the disharmonious and the harmonious, the terrible and the peaceful, rest and movement.