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disharmony

[dis-hahr-muh-nee] /dɪsˈhɑr mə ni/
noun, plural disharmonies.
1.
lack of harmony; discord.
2.
something discordant.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; dis-1 + harmony
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Examples for disharmony
  • Evil in the broadest sense merely means disharmony, since any kind of disharmony is a source of pain to somebody.
  • Probing beneath the surface of marriages, she uncovers the disharmony as well as an individual's urge to find an alternative life.
  • If not, the disharmony will bubble through the whole season.
  • Many traditional cultures recognize that war disrupts the natural order of life and causes spiritual disharmony.
British Dictionary definitions for disharmony

disharmony

/dɪsˈhɑːmənɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
1.
lack of accord or harmony
2.
a situation, circumstance, etc, that is inharmonious
Derived Forms
disharmonious (ˌdɪshɑːˈməʊnɪəs) adjective
disharmoniously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for disharmony
n.

c.1600; see dis- + harmony.

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