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strife

 (strīf)
n.
1. Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement. See Synonyms at conflict.
2. A conflict or quarrel: "His mind seemed older than theirs: it shone coldly on their strifes and happiness and regrets like a moon upon a younger earth" (James Joyce).
3. Contention or competition between rivals.

[Middle English strif, from Old French estrit, estrif, from Frankish *strīd.]

strife

(straɪf)
n
1. angry or violent struggle; conflict
2. rivalry or contention, esp of a bitter kind
3. Austral and NZ trouble or discord of any kind: to get into strife.
4. archaic striving
[C13: from Old French estrif, probably from estriver to strive]

strife

(straɪf)

n.
1. violent or bitter conflict or enmity.
2. a struggle; clash: armed strife.
3. competition; rivalry.
4. Archaic. strenuous effort.
[1175–1225; Middle English strif < Old French estrif, akin to estriver to strive]
strife′ful, adj.
strife′less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strife - lack of agreement or harmonystrife - lack of agreement or harmony  
disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
2.strife - bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
countercurrent, crosscurrent - actions counter to the main group activity; "political crosscurrents disrupted the conference"
discordance, discord - strife resulting from a lack of agreement

strife

strife

noun
2. A state of open, prolonged fighting:
3. A vying with others for victory or supremacy:
Translations
نِزاع، صِراع
bojsporsvár
konfliktstrid
konfliktiselkkausyhteenotto
מדון
átök, ósætti
nesutarimai
konfliktsstrīds
conflictgeschilstrijdvijandige rivaliteit

strife

[straɪf] Nconflictos mpl
domestic striferiñas fpl domésticas
internal strifeconflictos mpl internos
to cease from strife (frm) → deponer las armas

strife

[ˈstraɪf] nconflits mplstrife-ridden [ˈstraɪfrɪdən] strife-torn [ˈstraɪftɔːrn] adj [country, party] → déchiré(e) par les conflits

strife

nUnmut m (geh), → Unfriede m; (in family, between friends) → Zwietracht f (geh); party strifeZwietracht f (geh)or Zwistigkeiten plin der Partei; internal strifeinnere Kämpfe pl; civil/industrial strifeAuseinandersetzungen plin der Bevölkerung/Industrie; to cease from strife (liter)allen Zwist begraben (geh)

strife

[straɪf] nconflitto
industrial strife → lotte fpl sindacali

strife

(straif) noun
conflict, fighting or quarrelling. a country torn by strife; industrial strife (= disagreement between employers and workers).
References in classic literature ?
So they, with bitter wrath, were fighting continually with one another at that time for ten full years, and the hard strife had no close or end for either side, and the issue of the war hung evenly balanced.
And so now with fixed purpose and deliberate counsel we will aid your power in dreadful strife and will fight against the Titans in hard battle.
When their strife was at its height, a Bramble from the neighboring hedge lifted up its voice, and said in a boastful tone: "Pray, my dear friends, in my presence at least cease from such vain disputings.
HEARING a sound of strife, a Christian in the Orient asked his Dragoman the cause of it.
She did not want strife, she blamed him for wanting to quarrel, but unconsciously put herself into an attitude of antagonism.
And she felt that beside the love that bound them together there had grown up between them some evil spirit of strife, which she could not exorcise from his, and still less from her own heart.
Were it a question of lawful due Or a labourer's hire denied, Reason would I should bear with you And order it well to be tried But this is a question of words and names And I know the strife it brings, I will not pass upon any your claims.
in their vivid colouring of life - As in that fleeting, shadowy, misty strife Of semblance with reality which brings To the delirious eye more lovely things Of Paradise & Love - & all our own
The trumpet-call of strife is seldom borne on their wings to the watchful ears of men on the decks of ships.
In this strife I have almost repulsed and crushed my better angel into a demon.
When I was irrevocably married, there rose up into rebellion against the tie, the old strife, made fiercer by all those causes of disparity which arise out of our two individual natures, and which no general laws shall ever rule or state for me, father, until they shall be able to direct the anatomist where to strike his knife into the secrets of my soul.
It was an age of fierce and passionate party strife--strife between Whig and Tory which almost amounted to civil war, but instead of using swords and guns the men who took part in the strife used pen and ink.