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Synonyms for fighting

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fight, fighting, combat, scrap(adj)

    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

    "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

    bit, flake, battle, fleck, conflict, rubbish, trash, fight, scrap, competitiveness, armed combat, combat, engagement, chip

    nonoperational, inactive

  2. active, combat-ready, fighting(a)(adj)

    engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

    "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces"

    inactive, nonoperational

Editors Contribution

  1. spar

    it's literally what sparring is

    sparring is fighting

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fighting(n.)

    contention, strife, quarrel, warfare

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  1. Kevin Eckery:

    There is no fighting chance now that there could be a trust relationship (between Spicer and the press), because it's been so abused.

  2. Bill Monroe:

    He's got character running out his ears, but I don't think he's been in the trenches fighting these kinds of things.

  3. Senator Hatch:

    I’ve always been a fighter, i was an amateur boxer in my youth and I’ve brought that fighting spirit with me to Washington. But a good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves, and for me, that time is soon approaching.

  4. The Italian:

    It was far from perfect today. I just skied in a fury, attacking every inch of the course. In the bottom part I was really fighting against the Streif.

  5. Erma Bombeck:

    ... it's simply wrong to always order kids to stop that fighting. There are times when one child is simply defending his rights and damned well should be fighting.

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