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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Discord \Dis"cord'\, noun [OE. discord, descord, OF. discorde, descorde, F. discorde, from L. discordia, fr. discors, -cordis, discordant, disagreeable; dis- + cor, cordis, heart; cf. F. discord, noun, and OF. descorder, discorder, F. discorder, to discord, L. discordare, from discors. See {Heart}, and cf. {Discord}, verb (used without an object)]

1. Want of concord or agreement; absence of unity or harmony in sentiment or action; variance leading to contention and strife; disagreement; -- applied to persons or to things, and to thoughts, feelings, or purposes.

A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. --Prov. vi. 19.

Peace to arise out of universal discord fomented in all parts of the empire. --Burke.

2. (Mus.) Union of musical sounds which strikes the ear harshly or disagreeably, owing to the incommensurability of the vibrations which they produce; want of musical concord or harmony; a chord demanding resolution into a concord.

For a discord itself is but a harshness of divers sounds m???ing. --Bacon.

{Apple of discord}. See under {Apple}.

Syn: Variance; difference; opposition; contrariety; clashing; dissension; contention; strife; disagreement; dissonance.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Discord \Dis*cord"\, verb (used without an object) [OE. discorden, descorden, from the French. See {Discord}, noun] To disagree; to be discordant; to jar; to clash; not to suit. [Obs.]

The one discording with the other. --Bacon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

discord

noun

1: lack of agreement or harmony [syn: {discord}, {strife}]

2: disagreement among those expected to cooperate [syn: {discord}, {dissension}]

3: a harsh mixture of sounds [syn: {discordance}, {discord}]

4: strife resulting from a lack of agreement [syn: {discord}, {discordance}]

verb

1: be different from one another [syn: {disagree}, {disaccord}, {discord}] [ant: {agree}, {check}, {correspond}, {fit}, {gibe}, {jibe}, {match}, {tally}]


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