Definitions for: Discord

[n] strife resulting from a lack of agreement
[n] a harsh mixture of sounds
[n] disagreement among those expected to cooperate
[n] lack of agreement or harmony
[v] be different from one another

Webster (1913) Definition: 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;

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.

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

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