Definition of inharmonious in English:



  • Not forming or contributing to a pleasing whole; discordant.

    ‘an inharmonious, negative state of mind’
    • ‘Do not be surprised if you find yourself being misunderstood by your darling during this inharmonious round.’
    • ‘The spread of SARS was a concentrated exposure of the problem concerning the inharmonious economic and social development in China.’
    • ‘Keats was criticised as uncouth and inharmonious but is now venerated as one of our greatest Romantic poets.’
    • ‘Next comes Mars, designated to Aries and Scorpio because, according to Ptolemy, they are agreeable to its destructive and inharmonious nature, and form a hostile square aspect to the ‘houses’ of the luminaries.’
    • ‘The villas that in some other lakes have seized upon conspicuous points and contributed nothing to the landscape but their own inharmonious presence scarcely trouble this one.’
    • ‘What gave rise to the emotion was not the machine itself, but rather its inharmonious presence against a background of human and humane interests.’
    • ‘One of the major factors is the issue of inharmonious industrial relations at work places which quite often has led to work stoppages.’
    • ‘May I suggest airing your thoughts and feelings, even the inharmonious ones?’
    • ‘Bald-headed Fred's robbery and torture anecdotes made excellent writing material but our inharmonious natures made living together burdensome.’
    • ‘Having removed every inconsistency from the sacred constitutions, hitherto inharmonious and confused, we extended our care to the immense volumes of the older jurisprudence…’
    • ‘They stop work, attend to and resolve before sleep any inharmonious conditions that may arise, knowing that creativity lies dormant while conflict prevails.’
    • ‘Unlike other ancient towns that have been renovated and painted with inharmonious colours, here you can appreciate the original charm of the old town.’
    unmelodious, unharmonious, unmusical, tuneless, discordant, dissonant, off-key
    out of place, unsuitable, inappropriate, ill suited, clashing, conflicting, incompatible, mismatched, ill-matched, contradictory, irreconcilable, jarring, discordant
    antagonistic, quarrelsome, argumentative, disputatious, captious, cantankerous, confrontational, belligerent, bellicose, combative
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