AskDefine | Define discrepant

Dictionary Definition

discrepant adj
1 not compatible with other facts [syn: incompatible]
2 not in agreement [syn: inconsistent]
3 not in accord; "desires at variance with his duty"; "widely discrepant statements" [syn: at variance(p)]

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English

Etymology

From etyl la discrepantem, present participle of discrepare.

Pronunciation

/ˈdɪskɹɪpənt/|/dɪˈskɹɛpənt/

Adjective

  1. Showing difference; inconsistent, dissimilar.
    • 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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