inconsonant


inconsonant
inconsonant, inconsistent, incompatible, incongruous, uncongenial, unsympathetic, discordant, discrepant mean not in agreement with one another or not agreeable one to the other. Except for this denial of reciprocal agreement or agreeableness, the first six words correspond to the affirmative adjectives as discriminated at CONSONANT especially in regard to their specific implications.
Discor-dant is more common than inconsonant when applied, in the sense of devoid of harmony, to things coming into contact or comparison with each other
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Discrepant is often preferred to inconsistent in attributive use especially when a wide variance between details of two things that should be alike or consistent is to be suggested; thus, "two discrepant accounts of an accident" suggests more obvious differences in details than "their accounts are inconsistent." Inconsistent is more frequent in predicative use.
Antonyms: consonant
Contrasted words: congruous, compatible, consistent, congenial (see CONSONANT): harmonized or harmonious, attuned (see corresponding verbs at HARMONIZE)

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  • Inconsonant — In*con so*nant, a. [L. inconsonans. See {In } not, and {Consonant}.] Not consonant or agreeing; inconsistent; discordant. {In*con so*nant*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inconsonant — index discordant, disparate, disproportionate, incongruous, inconsistent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inconsonant — [in kän′sə nənt] adj. [L inconsonans] not consonant; not in harmony or agreement; discordant inconsonance n. inconsonantly adv …   English World dictionary

  • inconsonant — adjective Not consonant; disagreeing or clashing There are a number of inconsonant statements here. Syn: discordant See Also: inconsonance …   Wiktionary

  • inconsonant — adjective Date: 1658 not consonant ; discordant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inconsonant — inconsonance, n. inconsonantly, adv. /in kon seuh neuhnt/, adj. not consonant or in accord. [1650 60; IN 3 + CONSONANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • inconsonant — Synonyms and related words: abnormal, absurd, anomalous, assorted, at odds, at variance, contrary, contrasted, contrasting, departing, deviating, deviative, different, differentiated, differing, disaccordant, disagreeing, disconsonant, discordant …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inconsonant — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Devoid of harmony and accord: discordant, inharmonious, uncongenial, unharmonious. See AGREE …   English dictionary for students

  • inconsonant — adj. not in agreement, not in accordance with, inharmonious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inconsonant — adjective rare not in agreement or harmony; not compatible. Derivatives inconsonance noun inconsonantly adverb …   English new terms dictionary


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