discrepant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin discrepāntem, present participle of discrepāre (to differ in sound, differ, disagree), from dis- (apart) + crepare (to make a noise, crackle).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪskɹɪpənt/, /dɪˈskɹɛpənt/

Adjective[edit]

discrepant (comparative more discrepant, superlative most discrepant)

  1. Showing difference; inconsistent, dissimilar.
    • Cudworth
      The Egyptians were [] the most oddly discrepant from the rest in their manner of worship.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 29:
      But the term ‘godlike’ [...] becomes exceedingly vague, for many gods have flourished in religious history, and their attributes have been discrepant enough.

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Noun[edit]

discrepant (plural discrepants)

  1. (archaic) A dissident.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of J. Taylor to this entry?)

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Verb[edit]

discrepant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of discrepō