verb (used without object)
- discontinuous variation,
- discordant alternation,
Origin of discord
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|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“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.
With such elements of discord, it was impossible for good order long to be maintained.
And having failed in this, she now arms our hands with the weapons of discord against each other!Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3)|Thomas Carlyle
It seems I have thrown the apple of discord, my lady; I was foolish to repeat it, but I thought you would know!The Rake's Progress|Marjorie Bowen
My mercantile venture, however, was unhappily destined to be the apple of discord between these relatives.Captain Canot|Brantz Mayer
The discord was made worse by the feudal system which was adopted.The War and the Churches|Joseph McCabe
Word Origin 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.)).