Definition of unharmonious in English:



  • Not harmonious.

    ‘the unharmonious noise of town life’
    • ‘It can trace its roots back to 1854, but an unharmonious dispute has blown up over how a band which has been enshrined in local culture for so long seems to have moved over the border.’
    • ‘On a day like this one, there usually wasn't much one could do but accept the generally inconvenient and unharmonious nature of things.’
    • ‘The runner-up was an unharmonious hybrid of green shirt, white shorts and yellow socks.’
    • ‘This, to some extent, caused the unharmonious development of this area at the end of the 20th century.’
    • ‘Amongst all that white, in a striking unharmonious sight, the only black slab was the one which marked the tomb I had come to revisit that day.’
    • ‘Even when the group ditched its unharmonious guitar-driven sound and began experimenting with offbeat electronica for its second album Revenge of the Taike in 1998 audiences still came in their droves to see the insane show.’
    • ‘Soon you will start to incorporate it into your behaviour, so that when you start to feel angry/irrational/uncomposed you will notice your breathing is unharmonious and direct your attention away from whatever has unhinged you.’
    • ‘And one year later they are living together in unharmonious unmarried bliss.’
    • ‘The heritage experts described the contemporary building - which the developers have called The Wave - as an ‘undistinguished, unharmonious and overbearing addition to the street scene’.’
    • ‘Cities have their own, distinctly unharmonious giving league, which recently featured an exchange of insults between rival bidders for the Olympics.’
    • ‘‘If the needle is to the left, then you might live an unbalanced or unharmonious life,’ the screen stated nonchalantly.’
    • ‘Her still lifes, which involve random and often visually unharmonious elements, are nonetheless conscientiously and fastidiously made.’
    • ‘The often unharmonious L.A. streetscape makes a perfect laboratory for evaluating this missive.’
    • ‘It has recently been pointed out that music in traditional rites can be divided into harmonious and unharmonious.’
    • ‘In addition, the mixing is second-rate and unharmonious in places.’
    • ‘It was such a strange transformation from total unharmonious discord to this really quite happening groove.’
    • ‘The sounds of his feet began to be unharmonious, as if it wasn't only him walking.’
    • ‘The noises were jarring and even more unharmonious.’
    • ‘The blogosphere is no more unharmonious than the world in which we live.’
    • ‘Upon hearing Nistual's unharmonious mistake, many of his rangers had taken to the trees in hopes of finding cover amongst their shady branches.’
    grating, jarring, grinding, rasping, raspy, strident, raucous, brassy, jangling, metallic, ear-piercing, discordant, dissonant, disagreeable, cacophonous, unmelodious
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