Apple of discord. See under Apple.

Syn. — Variance; difference; opposition; contrariety; clashing; dissension; contention; strife; disagreement; dissonance.

(Dis*cord") v. i. [OE. discorden, descorden, from the French. See Discord, n.] To disagree; to be discordant; to jar; to clash; not to suit. [Obs.]

The one discording with the other.

(Dis*cord"a*ble) a. [Cf. OF. descordable.] That may produce discord; disagreeing; discordant. [R.] Halliwell.

(Dis*cord"ance Dis*cord"an*cy) n. [Cf. F. discordance.] State or quality of being discordant; disagreement; inconsistency.

There will arise a thousand discordances of opinion.
I. Taylor.

(Dis*cord"ant) a. [OE. discordant, descordaunt, OF. descordant, discordant, F. discordant, p. pr. of discorder, OF. also, descorder. See Discord, n.]

1. Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious.

The discordant elements out of which the emperor had compounded his realm did not coalesce.

2. [See Discord, n., 2.] (Mus.) Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds.

For still their music seemed to start
Discordant echoes in each heart.

3. (Geol.) Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault.

Disconvenience to Discovert

(Dis`con*ven"ience) n. Unsuitableness; incongruity. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Dis`con*ven"ient) a. Not convenient or congruous; unsuitable; ill-adapted. [Obs.] Bp. Reynolds.

(||Dis*coph"o*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. disk + to bear.] (Zoöl.) A division of acalephs or jellyfishes, including most of the large disklike species.Dis*coph"o*rous a.

(Dis"cord`) n. [OE. discord, descord, OF. discorde, descorde, F. discorde, from L. discordia, fr. discors, - cordis, discordant, disagreeable; dis- + cor, cordis, heart; cf. F. discord, n., and OF. descorder, discorder, F. discorder, to discord, L. discordare, from discors. See Heart, and cf. Discord, v. i.]

1. Want of concord or agreement; absence of unity or harmony in sentiment or action; variance leading to contention and strife; disagreement; — applied to persons or to things, and to thoughts, feelings, or purposes.

A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Prov. vi. 19.

Peace to arise out of universal discord fomented in all parts of the empire.

2. (Mus.) Union of musical sounds which strikes the ear harshly or disagreeably, owing to the incommensurability of the vibrations which they produce; want of musical concord or harmony; a chord demanding resolution into a concord.

For a discord itself is but a harshness of divers sounds ming.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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