1. Sounding harshly; discordant; unharmonious.
With clamor of voices dissonant and loud. --Longfellow.
2. Disagreeing; incongruous; discrepant, -- with from or to. “Anything dissonant to truth.”
What can be dissonant from reason and nature than that a man, naturally inclined to clemency, should show himself unkind and inhuman? --Hakewill.
adj 1: not musical in nature; "the unmusical cry of the bluejay"
[syn: unmusical, nonmusical] [ant: musical]
2: characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved
3: lacking in harmony [syn: discordant, disharmonious, inharmonic]