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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 ?
O my sister, passing from me, Out of human care and strife, Leave me, as a gift, those virtues Which have beautified your life.
It was in this scene of strife and bloodshed that the incidents we shall attempt to relate occurred, during the third year of the war which England and France last waged for the possession of a country that neither was destined to retain.
But once Tashtego's senior, an old Gay-Head Indian among the crew, superstitiously asserted that not till he was full forty years old did Ahab become that way branded, and then it came upon him, not in the fury of any mortal fray, but in an elemental strife at sea.
A few moments more, and her father bore her, dripping and senseless, to the ladies' cabin, where, as is usual in cases of the kind, there ensued a very well-meaning and kind-hearted strife among the female occupants generally, as to who should do the most things to make a disturbance, and to hinder her recovery in every way possible.
But the strife, the danger, the anxiety of the time, set new currents of feeling in motion.
It is in scenes of strife and danger--where courage is proved, and energy exercised, and fortitude tasked--that he will speak and move, the leader and superior.
That night the roused forces of Good and Evil fought their terrible fight for her soul -- and left the strife between them still in suspense when morning came.
Although they had but that moment left the school behind them, they were now in the busy thoroughfares of a city, where shadowy passengers passed and repassed; where shadowy carts and coaches battle for the way, and all the strife and tumult of a real city were.
The rest of the half-year is a jumble in my recollection of the daily strife and struggle of our lives; of the waning summer and the changing season; of the frosty mornings when we were rung out of bed, and the cold, cold smell of the dark nights when we were rung into bed again; of the evening schoolroom dimly lighted and indifferently warmed, and the morning schoolroom which was nothing but a great shivering-machine; of the alternation of boiled beef with roast beef, and boiled mutton with roast mutton; of clods of bread-and-butter, dog's-eared lesson-books, cracked slates, tear-blotted copy-books, canings, rulerings, hair-cuttings, rainy Sundays, suet-puddings, and a dirty atmosphere of ink, surrounding all.
O Myriads of immortal Spirits, O Powers Matchless, but with th' Almighty, and that strife Was not inglorious, though th' event was dire, As this place testifies, and this dire change Hateful to utter: but what power of mind Foreseeing or presaging, from the Depth Of knowledge past or present, could have fear'd, How such united force of Gods, how such As stood like these, could ever know repulse?
Say to him in my name, that our strife is not ended no, not till we have fought as well with swords as with lances as well on foot as on horseback.
Of that strife the victorious combatant had been Britain.