discord discord  /ˈdɪs kɔrd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) lack of agreement or harmony
  2. (n) disagreement among those expected to cooperate
  3. (n) a harsh mixture of sounds
  4. (n) strife resulting from a lack of agreement
  5. (v) be different from one another

Usage(s):

  1. He has sown discord in Darfur with a classic divide-and-conquer strategy.
  2. In two Episcopal seminaries, the school year ended on a discordant note.
  3. On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

News

  1. A More Secular Europe, Divided by the Cross

    A commemorative euro coin with Christian imagery became the latest source of discord between the profoundly religious and those who prize a more rigid church-state divide.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Nigeria arriving at Confed Cup day before opener

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- RIO DE JANIERO (AP) -- Nigeria is not due to arrive in Belo Horizonte until the day before its opening Confederations Cup match after a trip to Brazil delayed by discord.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Daily Jeffersonian

  3. Daniel Shoer Roth: Dade’s dirty little secret: what everyone knows and no one says

    The discord among social, racial, ethnic and national groups in Miami-Dade is often palpable, though we like to sweep the dust under the rug opting instead to believe that we are a cohesive and harmonious community where people feel welcomed, accepted and comforted. Yet the often-touted warm reception is often a hypocritical smile with fleshy, silicone lips.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

Quotes

  1. "We gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord," Obama said.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  2. "We obviously are very much against any terrorist action and any killing. And also we are very much against any plots to sow the seeds of discord among nations," Ahmadinejad said. "Usually you go to these sites to pay your respects. And also...
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: CBS News

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