from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not in harmony; discordant.
  • adjective Not in accord or agreement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not harmonious in sound; destitute of musical harmony; discordant: as, inharmonious voices; inharmonious verse.
  • Not harmonious in sentiment, action, or relation; disagreeing; conflicting: as, inharmonious proceedings; inharmonious colors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not harmonious; unmusical; discordant; dissonant.
  • adjective Conflicting; jarring; not in harmony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective music Not in harmony; discordant
  • adjective Lacking accord or agreement

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not in harmony
  • adjective lacking in harmony of parts


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

in- +‎ harmonious


  • Or probably there may exist 'cross magnetism, 'that is to say the inharmonious magnetism of different members who are antagonistic to each other.

    Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers

  • Almost every hour of my deck-watches I listen to this infernal din, and am maddened into desire to join with Mr. Pike in a night attack and put these rebellious and inharmonious slaves to work.


  • His song will always contain the inharmonious door slam of the refrain.

    Drummer Boy

  • This inharmonious relationship significantly slowed the progress of scientific discoveries and advancements, compelling scientists to work in secret out of fear of the.

    The heart and cardiovascular system in the Qur'an and Hadeeth - The Panda's Thumb

  • The band performance was an exercise in discipline for the audience, which tried desperately to refrain from open laughter at the inharmonious renditions of several tunes that neither Athen nor Quentin could identify.

    A Different Light

  • From the parlor at the left came the strains of giddy, inharmonious music, laughter, and a medley of voices.

    Dear Carl

  • So Darling strikes a different (if not deliberately inharmonious) note from No. 10.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • The paradoxically beautiful, seamless 30 year survey of his work at the Guggenheim catches many of our inharmonious country's discontents and refracts them back to us.

    Raymond J. Learsy: "Spiritual America": Censorship at Yale, and Now London?

  • Next, commit yourself to stepping out of any destructive dramas that emerge to create and feed inharmonious energy, much in the same way that you've committed yourself to protecting your body from re-accumulating waste from unfit foods.

    Natalia Rose: Relationship Detox

  • In what is, by now, a familiar Budget-time story, Alistair Darling is fighting the good fight against some of Brown's most inharmonious fiscal brainwaves.

    Darling contra Brown, Part 573


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