Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Lack of harmony; discord.
  • n. Something not in accord; a conflict: "the disharmonies that assail the most fortunate of mortals” ( Peter Gay).
  • n. A combination of sounds considered dissonant or unpleasant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The absence of harmony or concordance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Want of harmony; discord; incongruity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of harmony; discord; incongruity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lack of harmony

Etymologies

dis- +‎ harmony (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But disharmony is the very reason why a centre for harmonizing is necessary.

    An Address by Dag Hammarskjold

  • In fact, the "dirty little secret" that he perceives - the "disharmony" - apparently doesn't exist in the first place.

    Tête-à-Tête-Tête

  • 143 Additionally, the brief discounted the suggestion that the marital rape exemption itself promotes domestic harmony and reconciliation, stating, "Marital disharmony is created by the sexual violence, not by a subsequent criminal prosecution."

    'Trivial Complaints:' The Role of Privacy in Domestic Violence Law and Activism in the U.S.

  • The rebellious angel then tries singing another tune, which is also in disharmony.

    Alternative to Dembski's Theodicy?

  • 'disharmony' - societal disharmony; such as crime.

    feminist blogs

  • 'disharmony' - is generated by the effects of youngsters not having fathers around.

    feminist blogs

  • Yum - I love what you wrote about coleslaw and the 'disharmony' it can create in a meal if it's no good.

    Side of Slaw

  • Also, if the self disappears into harmony, how can there be the kind of disharmony associated with emotion?

    Dewey's Aesthetics

  • Ramos confirmed on Saturday certain foreigners would not be allowed into the country as they might cause "disharmony", but said the published list did not come from his office.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But, it will be urged, ill-health is quite another kind of disharmony than vice.

    Sex and Common-Sense

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