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discord
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1  —as in:
discord amongst the group
Definition conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate

or (especially in the form discordant):

seeming different  or wrong along with everything else
  • There is too much discord in the team.
discord = conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • There is too much discord in their home.
  • discord = conflict or disagreement
  • My soul is full of discord and dismay.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • They attempted to inflame Shi'ah-Sunni discord.
  • 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
  • discord = conflict or disagreement
  • Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • discord = conflict and disagreement
  • The auditorium vibrates with discord. Every combination of argument is going full tilt.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • discord = conflict or disagreement
  • 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
discord = conflict or disagreement

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2  —as in:
discordant music
Definition unpleasant sound — especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
  • She described the loud discordant music as a form of torture.
discordant = unpleasant sounding
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She heard the discordant clanging of pots in the kitchen.
  • discordant = unpleasant sound
  • Each sang stridently, with passion, with vehemence, as if to let the song burst out of it, no matter if it shattered the song of another bird with harsh discord.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • discord = sounding bad in combination
  • The voices of Edna's disbanding guests jarred like a discordant note upon the quiet harmony of the night.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • discordant = unpleasant combination of sounds
  • Once I could have enjoyed it and seen nothing out of the way about it, but now its note was discordant.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • discordant = unpleasant sound
  • the nervous twanging and discord of untuned violins
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • discord = unpleasant sound
  • ...a discordant ensemble of sirens intruded upon the general din of the Iranian street scene.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • I learned to play only the most ear-splitting preludes, the most discordant hymns.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • the screams and bangs and all the discordant sounds of the battle
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • discordant = unpleasant (sounds)
  • Their voices were horribly shrill and discordant.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
discordant = unpleasant sounding (especially in combination)

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