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discord (noun) (music) two or more musical instruments playing different tunes producing an unpleasant effect; (people) quarreling; lacking unity and understanding.

The instruments in an orchestra not playing in unison produce discord. Such a bad combination of sounds is discord. A lack of friendliness or understanding among people is discord. Discord among people is none of them agreeing or being friendly with the other. They quarrel among themselves if there is discord among them. The discord between a wife and a husband is the differences between them, likely to lead to a divorce. A discord between any two persons makes enemies of them.

  • Some discord between the president and the general secretary of the party was noticeable as they differed with each other on the admission of some people as members of the party.
  • The discord between the brothers hitherto united surprised everyone, as they had seemed all along to be of one mind, one word, and one action.
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