[ noun dis-kawrd; verb dis-kawrd ]
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  1. lack of concord or harmony between persons or things: marital discord.

  2. disagreement; difference of opinion.

  1. strife; dispute; war.

  2. Music. an inharmonious combination of musical tones sounded together.

  3. any confused or harsh noise; dissonance.

verb (used without object)
  1. to disagree; be at variance.

Origin of discord

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English noun descorde, discorde, from Anglo-French, Old French descort, descorde, from Latin discordia, derivative of discord-, stem of discors “discordant,” from dis- dis-1 + cord-, stem of cors “heart”

Other words for discord

Other words from discord

  • un·dis·cord·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for discord


  1. lack of agreement of harmony; strife

  2. harsh confused mingling of sounds

  1. a combination of musical notes containing one or more dissonant intervals: See dissonance (def. 3), concord (def. 4)

  1. (intr) to disagree; clash

Origin of discord

C13: from Old French descort, from descorder to disagree, from Latin discordāre, from discors at variance, from dis- 1 + cor heart

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