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  • v. Present participle of jar.
  • n. An act of jarring (in any sense).
  • adj. That jars (clashes or disagrees); incongruous, conflictful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaking; disturbing; discordant.
  • n. A shaking; a tremulous motion.
  • n. Discord; a clashing of interests.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. making or causing a harsh and irritating sound


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