2. gloomy, dark, dreary, Literary, drear, dismal; somber, depressing, saddening, sad, funereal,
discontent, adj. 1. dissatisfied, discontented, disaffected, displeased; fretful, complaining, querulous, pettish, testy, petulant, cranky; chafed, annoyed, piqued, vexed, exasperated, angry.
-n. 2. dissatisfaction, disquiet, inquietude, discontentment; envy, displeasure, distaste; uneasiness, restlessness, impatience, fretfulness; irritation, pique, annoyance, vexation, exasperation, umbrage, anger,
discontinuance, n. cessation, termination, stoppage, adjournment, stop, stay; disruption, delay, postponement; interruption, discontinuation, suspension, recess, pause; intermission, recess, lull, interval; respite, rest, break, letup,
discontinue, v. 1. terminate, put an end to, end, put a stop to, halt, stay, Inf. cut out, SI. can.
2. abandon, quit, leave off, cease, desist from, stop, drop; (usu. of work) shut up shop, call it a day, Inf. call it quits, SI. knock off; cancel, cease to take, let [s.t.] expire or run out.
3. interrupt, suspend, intermit, break off, pause; abstain from, refrain from, give up, quit.
discontinuity, n. lack of unity, lack of coherence, disunion, incoherence, disjunction, disjointedness, disconnectedness; discontinuation; disruption, disconnection, interruption, severance, rupture, breach, fissure, rift; division, separation, cleavage, divorce, split,
discontinuous, adj. 1. interrupted, broken, broken off, punctuated; disconnected, unconnected, disjointed, incoherent.
2. intermittent, fitful, spasmodic; on and off, alternate, periodic; random, irregular:
3. discrete, distinct, separated, separate; disjoined, disjunct, detached.
discord, n. 1. disharmony, dissonance, din, jangle, cacophony.
2. incompatibility, variance, diversity, disunity; rupture, breach, break, split, falling out; controversy, argument, dispute, contention, dissension; conflict, strife, friction, wrangling, clashing; hostility, animosity, war, warfare,
discordant, adj. 1. incongruous, disparate, inconsistent; contrary, disagreeing, divergent, opposed, adverse, opposite; paradoxical, contradictory, incompatible, inimical, conflicting; different, differing, dissimilar.
2. dissonant, absonant, inharmonious, tuneless, unmusical, unmelodious, untuneful, Music, atonal; cacophonous, harsh, strident, shrill, screechy, grating, jangling, jarring, clashing,
discount, v. 1. deduct, take off, Inf. lop off, SI. knock off; reduce, mark down, cut back, roll back.
2. disregard, ignore, overlook, pass over, gloss over; leave out of account or consideration, pay no attention to, take no note of; brush off, blink at, wink at.
-n. 3. reduction, deduction, markdown, cut rate, cutback, rollback; rebate, refund; allowance, exemption, (in reference to taxes) Si deduck,
discountenance, v. 1. embarrass, shame, chagrin, abash, humiliate, put down, cause to lose face, humble; disconcert, nonplus, discompose, perturb, annoy, put out of countenance; dishearten, discomfit, daunt, discourage, dispirit.
2. disapprove, disfavor, discourage, frown upon; reject, object to, condemn, veto, turn thumbs down on, take exception to; resist, oppose, have nothing to do with, wash one's hands of, refuse to condone,
discourage, v. 1. dishearten, dispirit, dampen one's spirits, cast a pall, blunt; disenchant, damp, throw cold water on, throw a wet blanket over, put a