dis·​har·​mo·​ny | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈhär-mə-nē How to pronounce disharmony (audio) \

Definition of disharmony

: lack of harmony : discord

Other Words from disharmony

disharmonic \ (ˌ)dis-​här-​ˈmä-​nik How to pronounce disharmony (audio) \ adjective

Examples of disharmony in a Sentence

having witnessed so much domestic disharmony while growing up, he was in no rush to join the ranks of the married
Recent Examples on the Web Legislators and regulators on the continent can reduce the scope for legal disputes and online disharmony with settled law. Daniel Akinmade Emejulu, Quartz, 5 Oct. 2021 There’s no disharmony here, no falling-outs, no lawyers squaring-off. Rodney Ho, ajc, 23 Sep. 2021 The Communist Party has long had a dim view of gambling, citing its impact on families and linking it to social disharmony. Christopher Palmeri, Fortune, 15 Sep. 2021 These include the same factors noted above: preservation of the family business, addressing disharmony in the family, business succession planning, etc. Martin Shenkman, Forbes, 6 June 2021 In Morrissette II the Court found that the fact that the children were on all sides of the transaction did not taint the transaction because of the disharmony and antagonism within the family. Martin Shenkman, Forbes, 6 June 2021 Groups that promote racial or social disharmony. Public officials. Leada Gore |, al, 26 May 2021 Hiring incompetent specialists or having disharmony within a team can destroy even stable businesses, and this is especially bad for startups in their beginning stages. Vladyslav Savchenko, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 The disharmony is underscored by the fact that, unlike the rules that governed pre-Brexit, these regulatory decisions are made unilaterally and can be revoked with short notice. Eshe Nelson, New York Times, 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of disharmony

circa 1602, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of disharmony

: lack of agreement that often causes unhappiness or trouble


dis·​har·​mo·​ny | \ (ˈ)dis-ˈhär-mə-nē How to pronounce disharmony (audio) \
plural disharmonies

Medical Definition of disharmony

: lack of harmony — see occlusal disharmony

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