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  1. (act noun)  strife resulting from a lack of agreement
    Synonyms: discord, discordance. Type of: strife
  2. (disagreement)  a disagreement among those expected to cooperate
    Synonyms: discord, dissension, dissensus. Type of: disagreement
  3. (disorder)  a lack of agreement or harmony
    Synonyms: discord, inharmony, strife. Type of: disorder
  4. (dissonance)  a harsh mixture of sounds
    Synonyms: discord, discordance. Type of: dissonance

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

discordancy | discordance | discord [sense-specific] | unconformity [synonym, sense-specific]

Same as "discordance" | [geology] an arrangement of rock strata in which the older underlying ones dip at a different angle from the younger overlying ... (24 of 263 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)



discordance | discordancies [discordance, plural] | discord [discordance] | dissent [discordance] | disunity [discordance] | infighting [discordance] | strife [discordance] | warfare [discordance] | dissonance [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the state or an instance of being discordant | "dissonance" (9 of 151 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

discordant | strike a discordant note | absonant [archaic] | discordance [derived] | discordancy [derived] | discordantly [derived]

disagreeing or incongruous | characterized by conflict | (of sounds) harsh and jarring because of a lack of harmony | "strike a discordant note" : ... (22 of 105 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

discordance | discordancy [sense-specific-3] | discordancies [sense-specific-3, plural] | dissonance [synonym, sense-specific]

a discordant state; disagreement; discord. | an instance of this. | dissonance | [geology] lack of parallelism between adjacent strata, as in an ... (20 of 55 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)



discordance | discordances [plural] | discordancy | discordancies [plural] | discordaunce [sense-specific] | dissonance [synonym, sense-specific]

A state of discord. | [music] Lack of harmony; dissonance. | [genetics] The presence of a specific genetic trait in only one of a set of clones (or identical twins). (28 of 31 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)


American Heritage Dictionary:

discordant | discordancy [noun, related] | discordantly [adverb, related]

Not being in accord; conflicting. | Disagreeable in sound; harsh or dissonant. (11 of 17 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Audio reference

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:


Audio: North American pronunciation of "discordancy"

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