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Meaning of DISCORD

Pronunciation:  [n]'diskord, [v]dis'kord, 'dis`kord

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  strife resulting from a lack of agreement
  2. [n]  a harsh mixture of sounds
  3. [n]  disagreement among those expected to cooperate
  4. [n]  lack of agreement or harmony
  5. [v]  be different from one another

DISCORD is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disaccord, disagree, discordance, discordance, dissension, strife
 Antonyms: agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
 See Also: be, confrontation, disagreement, disorder, dissonance, division, strife, variance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis"cord`\, n. [OE. discord, descord, OF. discorde,
    descorde, F. discorde, from L. discordia, fr. discors,
    -cordis, discordant, disagreeable; dis- + cor, cordis, heart;
    cf. F. discord, n., and OF. descorder, discorder, F.
    discorder, to discord, L. discordare, from discors. See
    {Heart}, and cf. {Discord}, v. i.]
    1. Want of concord or agreement; absence of unity or harmony
       in sentiment or action; variance leading to contention and
       strife; disagreement; -- applied to persons or to things,
       and to thoughts, feelings, or purposes.
             A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that
             soweth discord among brethren.        --Prov. vi.
             Peace to arise out of universal discord fomented in
             all parts of the empire.              --Burke.
    2. (Mus.) Union of musical sounds which strikes the ear
       harshly or disagreeably, owing to the incommensurability
       of the vibrations which they produce; want of musical
       concord or harmony; a chord demanding resolution into a
             For a discord itself is but a harshness of divers
             sounds m???ing.                       --Bacon.
    {Apple of discord}. See under {Apple}.
    Syn: Variance; difference; opposition; contrariety; clashing;
         dissension; contention; strife; disagreement;
  2. \Dis*cord"\, v. i. [OE. discorden, descorden, from the
    French. See {Discord}, n.]
    To disagree; to be discordant; to jar; to clash; not to suit.
          The one discording with the other.       --Bacon.
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