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discord

dis·cord

discord

 
pronunciation:
dIs kord
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: lack of agreement or harmony among persons or things; disagreement; conflict.
The proposal of a new highway skirting the city caused discord among the citizens.Discord between the parents had a negative impact on the children.
synonyms:
conflict, disharmony, disunity, incompatibility
antonyms:
accord, concord, consonance, harmony, unity
similar words:
clash, contention, disagreement, dispute, dissension, dissonance, division, friction, hostility, strife, tension
definition 2: a harsh or unpleasant combination of musical sounds, or any jarring sound; dissonance; discordance.
synonyms:
disharmony, dissonance
antonyms:
harmony
similar words:
cacophony, din, jangle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: discorded, discording, discords
definition: to disagree or conflict.
synonyms:
clash, conflict, disagree
antonyms:
accord
similar words:
contend, differ, diverge, oppose
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