discordant

Part of speech: adverb

DISCORDANTLY.

Part of speech: adjective

Contradictory; harsh; dissonant.

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Usage examples "discordant":

  1. He had to tug thrice before a discordant bell sounded within the house, and twice again before footsteps began to shuffle along the passage. - "The Blue Pavilions", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. Any one else would strike a discordant note." - "Winding Paths", Gertrude Page.
  3. Suspicions of neglect on the part of Hunt murmured in Keats's mind like a discordant undertone, although the friendship continued as warm as ever on Hunt's part. - "Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats", Barnette Miller.