- lack of concord or harmony between persons or things: marital discord.
- disagreement; difference of opinion.
- strife; dispute; war.
- Music. an inharmonious combination of musical tones sounded together.
- any confused or harsh noise; dissonance.
- to disagree; be at variance.
Origin of discord
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Examples from the Web for discord
As Dunham admits, this caused “like two years” of discord between the sisters, which they seem to have gotten past.Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure
November 6, 2014
“Discord” proceeds to envelop us in this exhaustive, mind-racking debate.
After all, “Discord” is more a series of conversations than revelations.
At once uproarious, raw, and painfully honest, “Discord” unveils the many virtues and vices of these towering icons.
And by mercilessly diving headfirst into these exploits, “Discord” discovers a universal truth: no human is human without flaws.
I should set jarring a discord in your life for which it was never meant.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
At the same time, each successive day of discord increased his anxiety.Fruitfulness
The greatest good of a State is unity; the greatest evil, discord and distraction.
Shall we, after the manner of Homer, pray the Muses to tell us 'how discord first arose'?
And therefore has neither more nor less of discord, nor yet of harmony?Phaedo
- (intr) to disagree; clash
Word Origin and History for discord
early 13c., descorde, "unfriendly feeling, ill will;" also "dissention, strife," from Old French descorde (12c.) "disagreement," from Latin discordia, from discors (genitive discordis) "disagreeing, disagreement," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + cor (genitive cordis) "heart" (see heart). Musical sense is late 14c.
c.1300, from Old French discorder (13c.), from Latin discordare (see discord (n.)).