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discordant

adjective
     
Related topics: Music, Colours and Sounds
dis‧cord‧ant
1APMC formal a discordant sound is unpleasant because it is made up of musical notes that do not go together well
2 literary strange, wrong, or unsuitable in relation to everything around [≠ harmonious]:
The modern decor strikes a discordant note in this old building.
3 formal not in agreement:
discordant results from the experiment

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