If you believe that movies should entertain, but your friend insists that movies should inspire, then the two of you hold discordant views on the purpose of movies. That means your opinions are in conflict.

You can see the word discord in discordant. Discord is tension felt between people who strongly disagree about something. So discordant describes experiencing discord, a lack of harmony. A discordant conversation at your dinner table may make some people upset — they want everyone to get along. Discordant can also describe harsh and unpleasant sounds, like the blaring horns in city traffic.

Definitions of discordant
  1. adjective

    not in agreement or harmony

    discordant with present-day ideas”

    at variance, discrepant, dissonant

    not in accord
    dissentious, divisive, factious

    dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)
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    being in agreement or harmony; often followed by `with’

    (followed by `to’) in agreement with or accordant with

    prepared to agree or consent
    concordant, concurring

    being of the same opinion

    existing by consent
    consentaneous, consentient, unanimous

    in complete agreement
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  2. adjective

    lacking in harmony

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