What does discord mean?

Definitions for discord
ˈdɪs kɔrd; dɪsˈkɔrddis·cord

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word discord.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discord, strifenoun

    lack of agreement or harmony

  2. discord, dissensionnoun

    disagreement among those expected to cooperate

  3. discordance, discordnoun

    a harsh mixture of sounds

  4. discord, discordanceverb

    strife resulting from a lack of agreement

  5. disagree, disaccord, discordverb

    be different from one another


  1. discordnoun

    Lack of concord, agreement or harmony among persons, groups, or things.

  2. discordnoun

    Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.

  3. discordnoun

    An inharmonious combination of simultaneously sounded tones; a dissonance.

  4. discordnoun

    Any harsh noise, or confused mingling of sounds.

  5. discordverb

    To disagree; to be at variance; to fail to agree or harmonize; clash.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discordverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. discorden, descorden, from the French. See Discord, n.]

  2. Discordverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. discorden, descorden, from the French. See Discord, n.]

  3. Discordnoun

    to disagree; to be discordant; to jar; to clash; not to suit

    Etymology: [OE. discorden, descorden, from the French. See Discord, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discord

    dis′kord, n. opposite of concord: disagreement, strife: difference or contrariety of qualities: a combination of inharmonious sounds: uproarious noise.—v.i. Discord′, to disagree.—ns. Discord′ance, Discord′ancy.—adj. Discord′ant, without concord or agreement: inconsistent: contradictory: harsh: jarring.—adv. Discord′antly.—adj. Discord′ful (Spens.).—Apple of discord (see Apple). [O. Fr. descord—L. discordiadis, neg., and cor, cordis, the heart.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. discord

    A guinea-hen, a peacock and a bluejay singing a trio.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discord in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discord in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of discord in a Sentence

  1. Miyamoto Musashi:

    There is timing in the whole life of the warrior, in his thriving and declining, in his harmony and discord. Similarly, there is timing in the Way of the merchant, in the rise and fall of capital. All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this.

  2. Ana Navarro:

    It's just more of Donald Trump being Donald Trump, to me it's such a tired, old playbook. This is what Donald Trump did in 2016 : fear mongering, division, sowing discord, demonizing immigrants. And it worked. That is why Donald Trump is going back to it, because it worked.

  3. Sallust:

    Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.

  4. James Martin:

    I worked with Wounded Warrior Project. We opened up a Discord. It was meant to virtually connect veterans together during the pandemic, we knew there was a large population of our veterans that we served that played video games, and this was one of the ways we could not only connect with them but to still be able to provide services and do programs with.

  5. Rob Berschinski:

    Secretary Pompeo notion that religious liberty and property rights are inherently more important than, for instance, freedom from discrimination, is dangerous. And Secretary Pompeo assertion that President Donald Trump stands opposed to those fomenting division in American society, rather than as a leading agitator of societal discord, is simply absurd.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • خلافArabic
  • разногласие, дисонанс, раздор, несъгласиеBulgarian
  • Zwietracht, Uneinigkeit, Dissonanz, Missklang, Kakophonie, Streit, LärmGerman
  • δυσαρμονία, παραφωνία, διχόνοια, έριδα, διαμάχη, διάστασηGreek
  • discordiaSpanish
  • اختلافPersian
  • epäsopu, soraääni, eripura, riitasointuFinnish
  • discordeFrench
  • eas-aonta, mì-chòrdadhScottish Gaelic
  • अनबनHindi
  • perselisihanIndonesian
  • discordia, zizzania, dissenso, dissonanzaItalian
  • 不協和音, 不調和, 不和Japanese
  • onenigheid, kabaal, tweedracht, kakofonieDutch
  • niezgodaPolish
  • discórdiaPortuguese
  • discordieRomanian
  • раздор, несогласие, разногласие, нелады, диссонанс, рознь, разладRussian
  • dissonans, oenighet, split, missämjaSwedish
  • అపస్వరముTelugu
  • ความบาดหมางกันThai
  • anlaşmazlıkTurkish
  • 不和Chinese

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