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Pronunciation: [dɪskɹˈɛpənsɪz] (IPA)

Discrepancies refer to differences or inconsistencies between two or more things. There are several synonyms for this word, including variations, diversities, disparities, contrasts, and contradictions. These words convey the idea of something that doesn't match or align with something else. For instance, variations and diversities suggest differences that occur naturally or intentionally. Disparities and contrasts, on the other hand, suggest differences that are significant and often apparent in nature. Contradictions refer to discrepancies that are in opposition to each other or at odds with each other. In any case, these synonyms provide us with a useful way of expressing and understanding how things differ from one another.

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Usage examples for Discrepancies

He went on to explain other discrepancies he had detected in the drawings, but none of it penetrated to Lenny, although Colonel Spaulding seemed to be able to follow the physicist's conversation fairly readily.
"The Foreign Hand Tie"
Gordon Randall Garrett
To be sure it is not large enough for a duck to swim in, but a little stretch of the imagination will overcome all local discrepancies.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
But be this as it may-and it seems hard to reconcile such discrepancies within a century of the time when both Hans Holbein the Elder and his son were well-known citizens of Augsburg,-the application was successful.
"Holbein"
Beatrice Fortescue

Famous quotes with Discrepancies

  • An epic is not made by piecing together a set of heroic lays, adjusting their discrepancies and making them into a continuous narrative.
    Lascelles Abercrombie
  • One of the most amazing and perplexing features of mainstream Christianity is that seminarians who learn the historical-critical method in their Bible classes appear to forget all about it when it comes time for them to be pastors. They are taught critical approaches to Scripture, they learn about the discrepancies and contradictions, they discover all sorts of historical errors and mistakes, they come to realize that it is difficult to know whether Moses existed or what Jesus actually said and did, they find that there are other books that were at one time considered canonical but that ultimately did not become part of Scripture (for example, other Gospels and Apocalypses), they come to recognize that a good number of the books of the Bible are pseudonymous (for example, written in the name of an apostle by someone else), that in fact we don't have the original copies of any of the biblical books but only copies made centuries later, all of which have been altered. They learn all this, and yet when they enter church ministry they appear to put it back on the shelf.
    Bart D. Ehrman
  • There is a deep irony in the fact that the more nearly an ideal is brought to realization, the more acutely do the saints and heroes who have committed themselves to the task, experience a vehement sense of failure in not having perfected their ideal in its totality; and inversely, the more perfunctory is the pursuit of an ideal, the less are people troubled by discrepancies between practice and principle.
    William H. McNeill
  • Quite in vain did several lawyers point out to him that, if justice really existed, there would be no need for law and lawmakers, and thus one of mankind’s noblest conceptions would be obliterated, and an entire occupational group would be thrown out of work. For it is the essence of the law, they told him, that abuses and outrages should exist, since these discrepancies served as proof and validation of the necessity of law, and of justice itself.
    Robert Sheckley
  • Adam Smith's invisible hand does exist, but as an emergent property of a complex system. It has a fuzzy tendency to reduce big price discrepancies, but it acts in a rather haphazard way.
    David Orrell

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