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dissonant

  

      adj  
1    discordant; cacophonous  
2    incongruous or discrepant  
3      (Music)   characterized by dissonance  
     (C15: from Latin dissonare to be discordant, from dis-1 + sonare to sound)  
  dissonantly      adv  
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dissonant

  
1    cacophonous, discordant, grating, harsh, inharmonious, jangling, jarring, out of tune, raucous, strident, tuneless, unmelodious  
2    anomalous, at variance, different, differing, disagreeing, discrepant, dissentient, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, irreconcilable, irregular  

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exp.
(lit., about sounds) disharmonious, dissonant; (fig.) out of order; dysfunctional
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