Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Lack of harmony; disagreement.
  • intransitive verb To disagree.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Want of accord; disagreement; lack or absence of harmony.
  • To disagree; refuse assent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Disagreement.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To refuse to assent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The absence or reverse of accord.
  • noun Disharmony.
  • verb intransitive To fail to be in accord.

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

  • verb be different from one another

Etymologies

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

[From Middle English disaccorden, to disagree, from Old French desacorder : des-, dis- + acorder, to agree; see accord.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English disacorden, from Anglo-Norman desacorder

Examples

  • In a high-profile speech to lawmakers in the historic chateau at Versailles, Sarkozy said the head-to-toe Muslim body coverings were in disaccord with French values _ some of the strongest language against burqas from a European leader at a time when some Western officials have been seeking to ease tensions with the Muslim world.

    Paris Pool Denies Muslim Woman For Wearing Burqini

  • The finance ministers and central bankers were in conspicuous disaccord about whether they should even try to jack up the dollar.

    Rush To The Exits

  • I sketch existentialism's history, its literature, the disaccord between Sartre and Camus.

    The Familiar Stranger

  • I sketch existentialism's history, its literature, the disaccord between Sartre and Camus.

    February 2005

  • If you've read this blog for any length of time, you'll know that my father isn't my or my mother's, or anyone's favourite person, but even in the days before divorce and disaccord, I don't remember them as a happy couple.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • I truly believe that attitudes like these lead to deeper-ingrained stereotypes, stereotypes that entrench our world in disaccord and intolerance.

    uptown girl

  • But slave-exportation is practically dead; we would not revive it, nor indeed could we, the revival would be a new institution, completely in disaccord with the spirit of the age.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • He listened to them quietly, in impenetrable silence, and never fulfilled any of their requests, because they were all in disaccord with the regulations.

    Resurrection

  • But at this point, it looks like it may be a summit of disaccord and disagreement.

    CNN Transcript - Sunday Morning News: Iraqi Sanctions Dominate Arab League Discussion - March 25, 2001

  • FrancoBritish disaccord over the Schuman Plan was thus, at bottom, an Anglo-American quarrel.

    Britain Versus Europe—The Schuman Plan and German Revival

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