discord


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • noun
  • verb

Synonyms for discord

Synonyms for discord

Synonyms for discord

lack of agreement or harmony

Synonyms

Related Words

disagreement among those expected to cooperate

a harsh mixture of sounds

Synonyms

Related Words

strife resulting from a lack of agreement

Synonyms

Related Words

be different from one another

Related Words

References in classic literature ?
Why, you see, there is a difference in the names `discord' and `war,' and I imagine that there is also a difference in their natures; the one is expressive of what is internal and domestic, the other of what is external and foreign; and the first of the two is termed discord, and only the second, war.
And therefore when Hellenes fight with barbarians and barbarians with Hellenes, they will be described by us as being at war when they fight, and by nature enemies, and this kind of antagonism should be called war; but when Hellenes fight with one another we shall say that Hellas is then in a state of disorder and discord, they being by nature friends and such enmity is to be called discord.
Consider then, I said, when that which we have acknowledged to be discord occurs, and a city is divided, if both parties destroy the lands and burn the houses of one another, how wicked does the strife appear
And any difference which arises among them will be regarded by them as discord only--a quarrel among friends, which is not to be called a war?
No echoes of that discord shall be heard Where Father Tagus rolls, or on the banks Of olive-bordered Betis; to the rocks Or in deep caverns shall my plaint be told, And by a lifeless tongue in living words; Or in dark valleys or on lonely shores, Where neither foot of man nor sunbeam falls; Or in among the poison-breathing swarms Of monsters nourished by the sluggish Nile.
Now, with respect to this alliance, the legislator ought both to consider the parties and their time of life, that they may grow old at the same part of time, and that their bodily powers may not be different; that is to say, the man being able to have children, but the woman too old to bear them; or, on the contrary, the woman be young enough to produce children, but the man too old to be a father; for from such a situation discords and disputes continually arise.
BEIRUT: The Druze Religious Council issued a statement on Thursday urging political leaders to form a cabinet and address the daily needs of Lebanon's citizens, whom the council lauded for rejecting sectarian discord in these difficult times.
President Ahmadi-nejad told the non-aligned nations Tuesday that the world's major powers caused AIDS and fomented discord in the world to sell arms.
Raised voices could be heard in a restricted area of the clubhouse and Erstad took it upon himself halt the discord by making a plea for team unity.
Introducing a little discord into this negotiated harmony, all five monochrome spirals--in shades of indigo, burgundy, brown, and green--are truncated even as they appear to expand.
Injuries, marital discord, and military service interrupted Williams' 19-year baseball career, but his unending struggle to perfect his swing never ceased.
Considerable discord accompanied the agreement, as the Prime Minister demanded strong accountability by the provinces, while the provinces did not get the funds they were demanding.
Rather than strengthening religion," the brief concludes, "the display undermines religious interests: it shows disrespect for the freedom of conscience, tends to degrade and corrupt religion, and engenders social conflict and religious discord.
Orthodox Archbishop Andrei gave as an explanation for the misbehaviour of his faithful that for 300 years "the presence of the Greek-Catholic Church has been an occasion of discord, division and bitterness for the Christians of Transylvania" (Zenit, Mar.
Asked how Bush could really end the discord in Washington, Cher told us, "He could shut up.