[syn: at variance(p), discrepant, dissonant]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dissonant \Dis"so*nant\, a. [L. dissonans, -antis, p. pr. of
dissonare to disagree in sound, be discordant; dis- + sonare
to sound: cf. F. dissonant. See Sonant.]
1. Sounding harshly; discordant; unharmonious.
With clamor of voices dissonant and loud.
2. Disagreeing; incongruous; discrepant, -- with from or to.
"Anything dissonant to truth." --South.
What can be dissonant from reason and nature than
that a man, naturally inclined to clemency, should
show himself unkind and inhuman? --Hakewill.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically
unresolved [syn: unresolved, dissonant]
2: lacking in harmony [syn: discordant, disharmonious,
3: not in accord; "desires at variance with his duty"; "widely
discrepant statements" [syn: at variance(p), discrepant,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
115 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissonant":
absonant, antagonistic, antipathetic, assorted, at cross-purposes,
at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, atonal, cacophonic,
cacophonous, clashing, conflicting, contradictory, contrary,
contrasted, contrasting, cracked, cranky, cross, departing,
deviating, deviative, diaphonic, different, differentiated,
differing, disaccordant, disagreeable, disagreeing, disconsonant,
discordant, discrepant, discrete, discriminated, disharmonic,
disharmonious, disjoined, disparate, disproportionate, dissident,
dissimilar, distinct, distinguished, divergent, diverging, divers,
diverse, diversified, flat, grating, harsh, heterogeneous, hoarse,
hostile, immelodious, immiscible, in disagreement, inaccordant,
incompatible, incongruent, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant,
inharmonic, inharmonious, irreconcilable, jangling, jarring, many,
motley, multifarious, musicless, negative, nonmelodious, off,
off-key, off-tone, out of accord, out of pitch, out of tone,
out of tune, out of whack, poles apart, poles asunder, raucous,
repugnant, rude, rugged, separate, separated, several, sharp,
shrill, sour, strident, tuneless, unconformable, uncongenial,
unequal, unharmonious, unlike, unmelodious, unmusical, untunable,
untuned, untuneful, variant, varied, variegated, various, varying,
widely apart, worlds apart