Antonyms for harmony

Grammar : Noun
Spell : hahr-muh-nee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhɑr mə ni

Definition of harmony

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French armonie "harmony," also the name of a musical instrument (12c.), from Latin harmonia, from Greek harmonia "agreement, concord of sounds," also as a proper name, the personification of music, literally "means of joining," used of ship-planks, etc., also "settled government, order," related to harmos "fastenings of a door; shoulder," from PIE *ar-ti-, from *ar- "to fit together" (see arm (n.1)). Musical sense is oldest in English; that of "agreement of feeling, concord" is from late 14c.
  • noun social agreement
  • noun correspondence, balance
  • noun musical accordance
Example sentences :
  • The very spirit of harmony is embodied in the proportions of the Parthenon.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • I had to get mentally into harmony with the people and conditions I found about me.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • The strong are strong because of harmony with God, at least to some extent.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • All ferocity must be misinterpretation of the divine law of harmony and mutual help.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • But for the sake of peace and harmony he was willing to decorate all round.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 » by Various
  • (17:187) We should rather say that sedition ceased than that harmony was re-established.
  • Extract from : « A Theological-Political Treatise [Part IV] » by Benedict of Spinoza
  • Yet in what else lies the secret of the harmony achieved by successful wives?
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • She was not in harmony with the old man, and would do nothing to defeat my plan.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • But according to his own account he was not in harmony with them.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • An instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce

Synonyms for harmony

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