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discord

dis·cord

discord

pronunciation:
dIs kord
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: lack of agreement or harmony among people or things; conflict.
The city's plan to build a skateboard park is causing discord in the community.
synonyms:
conflict, incompatibility
antonyms:
harmony
similar words:
clash, disagreement, dispute, friction, hostility
definition 2: a combination of musical sounds that is harsh or unpleasant.
antonyms:
harmony
similar words:
din, jangle
Word Parts
The word discord contains the following parts:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-
 
cor2, cour2, cord Latin root that means heart
synonyms:
cardi, cardio