Circa 1230, Middle English descorde, discorde; from Anglo-Norman, Old French descort (derivative of descorder), descorde (“disagreement”); from Latin discordia, from discord-, discors (“disagreeing, disagreement”), from dis- (“apart”) + cor, cordis, cord-, cors (“heart”)
Verb derives from Middle English discorden, from Anglo-Norman, Old French descorder, from Latin discordāre, from discord-, as above.
discord (countable and uncountable, plural discords)
- Lack of concord, agreement or harmony.
- Bible, Proverbs vi. 19
- A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
- Peace to arise out of universal discord fomented in all parts of the empire.
- Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
- (music) An inharmonious combination of simultaneously sounded tones; a dissonance.
- Any harsh noise, or confused mingling of sounds.
- Francis Bacon
- For a discord itself is but a harshness of divers sounds meeting.
lack of agreement
- Japanese: 不調和 (ふちょうわ, fuchōwa), 不和 (ja) (ふわ, fuwa)
- Korean: 불협화음 (bulhyeophwa-eum)
- Polish: niezgoda (pl) f
- Portuguese: discórdia (pt) f
- Romanian: discordie (ro) f
- Russian: разногла́сие (ru) n (raznoglásije), разла́д (ru) m (razlád), несогла́сие (ru) n (nesoglásije)
- Scottish Gaelic: mì-chòrdadh m, eas-aonta m, eadar-chasaideachd f
- Spanish: discordia (es) f
- Swedish: missämja (sv) c, oenighet (sv) c, split (sv) n
- Turkish: anlaşmazlık (tr), ihtilaf (tr)
strife resulting from lack of agreement; dissension
discord (third-person singular simple present discords, present participle discording, simple past and past participle discorded)
- (intransitive, archaic) To disagree; to fail to agree or harmonize; clash.
- Francis Bacon
- the one discording with the other