Part of speech: noun

A discordant state or quality; discord. discordancy.

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Usage examples "discordance":

  1. On the other hand, first novelty, next discordance, vacillation, change, thirdly, sectarianism, are consequences and tokens of religious error. - "Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom", T. W. Allies.
  2. The old life of the open road she had had here without anything of its shame, its stigma, and its separateness, its discordance with the stationary forces of law and organized community. - "The World For Sale, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.
  3. The music, or the discordance that went by that name, was furnished by two cowboys with banjos and an antediluvian gentleman with a fiddle. - "The Rustlers of Pecos County", Zane Grey.