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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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
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strife

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strife

noun
2. A state of open, prolonged fighting:
3. A vying with others for victory or supremacy:
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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
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strife

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

[straɪf] nconflitto
industrial strife → lotte fpl sindacali
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

strife

(straif) noun
conflict, fighting or quarrelling. a country torn by strife; industrial strife (= disagreement between employers and workers).
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