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.
Dis·cord v. i. To disagree; to be discordant; to jar; to clash; not to suit. [Obs.]
The one discording with the other. --Bacon.
n 1: lack of agreement or harmony [syn: strife]
2: disagreement among those expected to cooperate [syn: dissension]
3: a harsh mixture of sounds [syn: discordance]
4: strife resulting from a lack of agreement [syn: discordance]
v : be different from one another [syn: disagree, disaccord]