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Adjective
Severely lacking in harmony or congruence, especially aesthetically
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“The sharp rhythms and the jarring colors have the same savage feeling as the subject matter.”
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Harsh, loud or discordant to the ears
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“If that is not possible, the remedy is to provide oneself with ear-flaps and keep out the jarring noises.”
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Unpleasant or disagreeable in nature
“A person from a rural farming community may find living in the big city a jarring experience.”
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Startling, surprising or shocking in an unexpected way
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“From such jarring evidence, what decision are we come to, or what are we to believe?”
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Causing distress or dismay
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“I have, on more than one occasion, received the jarring news of a dear friend or family member's untimely passing.”
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Jerking or jolting, or causing someone or something to physically jerk or jolt
“The jarring collision sent them spinning back left.”
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Resembling a squawk
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Unpleasantly rough or jarring to see or look at
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Distinguished by a unique attribute
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Brazen or flashy
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The state of being varied or diverse
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Violently disturbed or agitated
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Harsh or inhospitable in nature, especially of an environment or conditions
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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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Characterized by shaking or quivering
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A lack of harmony or concord
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A mix of discordant sounds
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A violent shock as from a heavy blow
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An act or sound of scraping, grinding or grating
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A (typically heated) verbal argument
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A painful muscular cramp or spasm of some part of the body
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Present participle for to quiver or vibrate due to being shaken or struck
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“Once again the aircraft was beginning to jolt and jar as it raced ahead faster and faster across the rocky terrain.”
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Present participle for to knock or strike sharply, especially causing a vibrating movement
“He hit the container with a hammer, hoping he could jar it loose.”
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Present participle for to be out of harmony, usually noticeably
“The bright orange of the walls jar with the light pastels of the furnishings.”
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Present participle for to have an unpleasant or disturbing effect
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“The more you begin to jar on one another's nerves, the more you'll find yourself remembering the ease and freedom of the life you used to know.”
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Present participle for to complain or argue about something, often angrily
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“The two directors could never agree on anything and would constantly jar.”
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Present participle for to put into a bottle (or bottles)
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Present participle for to emit or make an unpleasant rasping sound
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Present participle for to cramp, twist or strain a muscle, causing painful stiffness
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Present participle for to offend the moral feelings of
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Present participle for to strike or collide with a loud noise
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Present participle for to be unlike or dissimilar
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Present participle for to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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