disharmony


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

dis·har·mo·ny

 (dĭs-här′mə-nē)
n.
1. Lack of harmony; discord.
2. Something not in accord; a conflict.
3. A combination of sounds considered dissonant or unpleasant.

disharmony

(dɪsˈhɑːmənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. lack of accord or harmony
2. a situation, circumstance, etc, that is inharmonious
disharmonious adj
ˌdisharˈmoniously adv

dis•har•mo•ny

(dɪsˈhɑr mə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. lack of harmony; discord.
2. something discordant.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disharmony - a lack of harmony
dissonance - disagreeable sounds

disharmony

Translations
דיסהרמוניהחוסר התאמהצרימות

disharmony

[ˈdɪsˈhɑːmənɪ] Ndiscordia f (Mus) → disonancia f

disharmony

[dɪsˈhɑːrməni] n (= conflict) → désaccord m
marital disharmony → mésentente f conjugale
racial disharmony → conflit m racial

disharmony

n (lit, fig)Disharmonie f

disharmony

[dɪsˈhɑːmənɪ] n (frm) → disaccordo
References in classic literature ?
All their former disharmony and her own jealousy recurred to her mind.
Even the wisest among you is only a disharmony and hybrid of plant and phantom.
The Express and Independentblamed disharmony within the racing industry for the current state of affairs.
AUSTRALIA coach Eddie Jones has struck out at critics citing disharmony in the Wallabies squad -claiming yesterday's demolition of Namibia in Adelaide instead showed a group of players eager to retain the World Cup.
From nowhere have the winds of controversy and disharmony blown more strongly than from the Canadian diocese of New Westminster which, this summer, as reported elsewhere in this edition, voted to approve the blessing of same-sex unions.
He was charged with 'acting in a manner which could lead to disharmony between Christians and Muslims', which carries a maximum penalty of between two and five years imprison-ment, the New Straits Times newspaper reported.
THUGS in Britain are all colours - race relations groups have created the disharmony.
Born women are all too aware of a disharmony between who they are and what their gender role requires of them.
Finally, there begins, for the eye, the long trudge back up the picture, against the downward flow of the water, through the patchwork of fields, each patch lying in some provocative disharmony with its neighbor.
Although some uncertainty exists as to the effect of family disharmony on the attribution rules, the Service has taken the position that family conflict has no effect on these rules.
The workings of law, on the other hand, reveal jarring notes of disharmony, incoherence, and even dysfunction" (6).
Authorities said that the activists have been detained on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred or disharmony, or violence between ethnic groups.