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discord
as in:  discord amongst the group


There is too much discord in the team.
  conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate

or (especially in the form "discordant"):

seeming different  or wrong along with everything else
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discord discordant discordance discords discordantly discorded
Strongly Associated with:   concord
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  • There is too much discord in the team.
  • There is too much discord in their home.
  • My soul is full of discord and dismay.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • They attempted to inflame Shi’ah-Sunni discord.

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  • we can envision ... psychological operations to sow distrust and discord among the terrorists and their supporters.
    Mackubin Thomas Owens  --  Same Old Questions  --  http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-owensprint092501.html(retrieved 06/29/06)
  • Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
    Sallust (86-34 BC, Roman historian)
  • ...he was always pondering in his mind how the family discord could be ended.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The auditorium vibrates with discord. Every combination of argument is going full tilt.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • We have remained close, however, and have even glimpsed islands of agreement as we navigate the rapids of discord.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II

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  • discord is fundamental to the creation of new intensities of feeling.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • The only visible wisp of discord was the broken glass in the windows of Jewish businesses.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • This was the cause of constant discord
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Particular rules seem at first discordant, but looking more closely we see in general that they resemble each other;
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The entire business had taken an hour and twenty minutes, only one discordant note intruding on the smooth proceedings.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • It sounded cold, almost hostile. Apparently hoping to counteract the discordant note, the editor said, ...
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • And I, for winking at your discords too,
    Have lost a brace of kinsmen:
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • How shall we find the concord of this discord?
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • It would be too painful to me to think that I might be a cause of sorrow or discord in the family that has been so good to me...
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • ...and involving her in a new tumult of discord and distress.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • an outburst of the most hideous and discordant noises.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Beneath this apparent discord there is a great and a profound thing,
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Eragon frowned; a note of discord had entered the minds he was monitoring.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • his love for sowing dissensions and scattering discord everywhere
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • My soul is full of discord and dismay.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • There was a discordant hum of human voices!
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • But then discord crept among us
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • disdain, and discord, shall bestrew the union of your bed
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • it leads to a discord, and that leads to trouble.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • ...tell me the reason why such great discord has assailed it.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Jealousy, discord, and fury, dwell in the convent.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • I, for my own part, cannot think that these latter days of weak experiment, fragmentary theory, and mutual discord are indeed man’s culminating time!
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • I didn’t want to be a source of familial discord when they were already arguing.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • in cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in palaces, treason;
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • it would produce a discord in Nature
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • ...it would create such discord as might break up the company.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • ...trying to attach some meaning to them not discordant with his own views;
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. ... The apple of discord was...
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • should discord grow
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • The walls of the rooms were discordantly papered.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • discord in the spheres
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • Long had the smouldering fire of discord glowed between the tyrant father and his savage son...
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • by prevention of discord at home
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • There was always this feeling of jangle and discord in the Leivers family.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • The enmity and discord which of late
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • made no discord with the rest of the scene
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • ...was a source of discord between himself and his parishioners,
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • —to observe where they met, and where they separated, at what point they were in unison, and at what point they were at discord,
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The clash of discord between mood and matter here was forced painfully home to the heart;
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • ...to the first discord there succeeded nothing but new ones.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
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