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disharmony

[dis-hahr-muh-nee]
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noun, plural dis·har·mo·nies.
  1. lack of harmony; discord.
  2. something discordant.
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Origin of disharmony

First recorded in 1595–1605; dis-1 + harmony
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Related Words

frictiondissensiondissonancecontentionclashstrifevariancedifferencedisaccorddissonancy

Examples from the Web for disharmony

Historical Examples

  • Finally, disharmony is implied in and necessitated by the very fact of progress.

    Theism or Atheism

    Chapman Cohen

  • In a word, there reigns such a disharmony in the room as makes me feel poorly.

    The Inferno

    August Strindberg

  • What is to be done with these facts of disharmony and conflict?

  • Even the wisest among you is only a disharmony and hybrid of plant and phantom.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • We should thus have a second disharmony superposed upon the first.

    Woman and Womanhood

    C. W. Saleeby


British Dictionary definitions for disharmony

disharmony

noun plural -nies
  1. lack of accord or harmony
  2. a situation, circumstance, etc, that is inharmonious
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Derived Formsdisharmonious (ˌdɪshɑːˈməʊnɪəs), adjectivedisharmoniously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for disharmony

n.

c.1600; see dis- + harmony.

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