discord


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Discord \Dis"cord`\, n. [OE. discord, descord, OF. discorde,
   descorde, F. discorde, from L. discordia, fr. discors,
   -cordis, discordant, disagreeable; dis- + cor, cordis, heart;
   cf. F. discord, n., and OF. descorder, discorder, F.
   discorder, to discord, L. discordare, from discors. See
   Heart, and cf. Discord, v. i.]
   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.
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            A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that
            soweth discord among brethren.        --Prov. vi.
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            Peace to arise out of universal discord fomented in
            all parts of the empire.              --Burke.
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   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.
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            For a discord itself is but a harshness of divers
            sounds m???ing.                       --Bacon.
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   Apple of discord. See under Apple.

   Syn: Variance; difference; opposition; contrariety; clashing;
        dissension; contention; strife; disagreement;
        dissonance.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Discord \Dis*cord"\, v. i. [OE. discorden, descorden, from the
   French. See Discord, n.]
   To disagree; to be discordant; to jar; to clash; not to suit.
   [Obs.]
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         The one discording with the other.       --Bacon.
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