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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.
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.
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.