discord

Discord is the strife and tension that arises when two sides disagree on something, like the high-pitched screaming of two kids fighting over the front seat of the car.

Discord can be broken down into the prefix dis, meaning "different," and cord, which stems from an old word for "heart." So that leaves us with "different hearts." So if we're talking about music, discord means a lack of harmony — tones that clash so badly your ears bleed. But when there's discord between people, their hearts are in different places — which usually results in more than a few raised voices clashing disharmoniously.

Definitions of discord
1

n lack of agreement or harmony

Synonyms:
strife
Type of:
disorder
a disturbance of the peace or of public order

n disagreement among those expected to cooperate

Synonyms:
dissension
Types:
confrontation
discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions
division, variance
discord that splits a group
Type of:
disagreement
the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing

n strife resulting from a lack of agreement

Synonyms:
discordance
Type of:
strife
bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension

n a harsh mixture of sounds

Synonyms:
discordance
Type of:
dissonance
disagreeable sounds

v be different from one another

Synonyms:
disaccord, disagree
Antonyms:
agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
check, check out
be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
accord, agree, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
go together
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Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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