Discord Definition

dĭskôrd
discords
noun
Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things.
American Heritage
Lack of concord; disagreement; dissension; conflict.
Webster's New World
A harsh or confused noise, as the sound of battle; clash; din.
Webster's New World
A lack of harmony in tones sounded together; inharmonious combination of tones; dissonance.
Webster's New World
Discord is defined as lack of agreement or lack of harmony.
An example of discord is when a singer tries to sing along with a piano that is out of tune and is not hitting the same notes.
An example of discord is when people from opposing parties get together and discuss politics.
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verb
discords
To disagree; clash.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
agree

Other Word Forms of Discord

Noun

Singular:
discord
Plural:
discords

Origin of Discord

  • Circa 1230, Middle English descorde, discorde; from Anglo-Norman, Old French descort (derivative of descorder), descorde (“disagreement”); from Latin discordia, from discord-, discors (“disagreeing, disagreement”), from dis- (“apart”) + cor, cordis, cord-, cors (“heart”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French descorde from Latin discordia from discors discord- disagreeing dis- apart dis– cor heart kerd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Verb derives from Middle English discorden, from Anglo-Norman, Old French descorder, from Latin discordāre, from discord-, as above.

    From Wiktionary

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