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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [noun dis-kawrd; verb dis-kawrd]
    • /noun ˈdɪs kɔrd; verb dɪsˈkɔrd/
    • /ˈdɪs.kɔːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [noun dis-kawrd; verb dis-kawrd]
    • /noun ˈdɪs kɔrd; verb dɪsˈkɔrd/

Definitions of discord word

  • noun discord lack of concord or harmony between persons or things: marital discord. 1
  • noun discord disagreement; difference of opinion. 1
  • noun discord strife; dispute; war. 1
  • noun discord Music. an inharmonious combination of musical tones sounded together. 1
  • noun discord any confused or harsh noise; dissonance. 1
  • verb without object discord to disagree; be at variance. 1

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Origin of discord

First appearance:

before 1200
One of the 9% oldest English words
1200-50; (noun) Middle English descorde, discorde < Anglo-French; Old French descort (derivative of descorder), descorde < Latin discordia, derivative of discord- (stem of discors) discordant (dis- dis-1 + cord-, stem of cors heart); (v.) Middle English discorden < Anglo-French, Old French descorder < Latin discordāre derivative of discord-, as above

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Parts of speech for Discord


discord popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for discord

noun discord

  • tumult — violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar: The tumult reached its height during the premier's speech.
  • dissonance — inharmonious or harsh sound; discord; cacophony.
  • disharmony — lack of harmony; discord.
  • harshness — ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect: harsh treatment; harsh manners.
  • jangle — to produce a harsh, discordant sound, as two comparatively small, thin, or hollow pieces of metal hitting together: The charms on her bracelet jangle as she moves.

verb discord

  • run counter to — to have a contrary effect or action to
  • controversialize — (transitive) To make to appear controversial.
  • stickle — to argue or haggle insistently, especially on trivial matters.
  • clash — When people clash, they fight, argue, or disagree with each other.
  • discept — To debate; to discuss.

Antonyms for discord

noun discord

  • accord — An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war.
  • agreement — An agreement is a formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people.
  • concord — Concord is a state of peaceful agreement.
  • harmony — agreement; accord; harmonious relations.
  • harmonious — marked by agreement in feeling, attitude, or action: a harmonious group.

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