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Synonyms for jarring

Verb

1. clash, jar, collide, conflict
usage: be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash"
2. jolt, jar, move
usage: move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
3. jar, shake up, bump around, move, displace
usage: shock physically; "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"
4. jar, affect, impress, move, strike
usage: affect in a disagreeable way; "This play jarred the audience"
5. jar, put, set, place, pose, position, lay
usage: place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"

Adjective

1. jarring, cacophonous (vs. euphonious), cacophonic
usage: making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
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