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Wiktionary

  1. strifenoun

    Synonyms:
    conflict, contention, discord

  2. strifenoun

    Violent conflict, usually brief or limited in nature.

    Synonyms:
    discord, contention, conflict

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strife

    Conflict is a general word which describes opponents, whether individuals or hosts, as dashed together. One continuous conflict between entire armies is a battle. Another battle may be fought upon the same field after a considerable interval; or a new battle may follow immediately, the armies meeting upon a new field. An action is brief and partial; a battle may last for days. Engagement is a somewhat formal expression for battle; as, it was the commander's purpose to avoid a general engagement. A protracted war, including many battles, may be a stubborn contest. Combat, originally a hostile encounter between individuals, is now used also for extensive engagements. A skirmish is between small detachments or scattered troops. An encounter may be either purposed or accidental, between individuals or armed forces. Fight is a word of less dignity than battle; we should not ordinarily speak of Waterloo as a fight, unless where the word is used in the sense of fighting; as, I was in the thick of the fight.

    Synonyms:
    action, affair, battle, bout, combat, conflict, contest, encounter, engagement, fight, passage of arms, skirmish

    Antonyms:
    armistice, concord, peace, suspension of hostilities, truce

    Preposition:
    A battle of giants; battle between armies; a battle for life, against invaders; a battle to the death; the battle of (more rarely at) Marathon.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strife

    Synonyms:
    struggle, contention, contest, animosity, quarrel, wrangle, disagreement, discord, bickering, emulation

    Antonyms:
    good will, peace, amity, friendliness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discord, strifenoun

    lack of agreement or harmony

    Synonyms:
    discord, dissension, discordance

  2. strifenoun

    bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension

    Synonyms:
    discord

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. strifenoun

    Synonyms:
    contention, contest, conflict, struggle, quarrel

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. strifenoun

    Synonyms:
    conflict, struggle, contention, emulation, competition, battle

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How to use strife in a sentence?

  1. Ulysses S. Grant:

    The effects of the late civil strife have been to free the slave and make him a citizen. Yet he is not possessed of the civil rights which citizenship should carry with it. This is wrong, and should be corrected.

  2. George Gero:

    Everywhere investors look, they see worry, problems and strife.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I get a thick book full of death, destruction, strife, and chaos. That's what I take with my morning tea.

  4. Butrus Moshe:

    Political and sectarian strife, separating between one man and another, between ruler and follower, these mentalities must be changed.

  5. Jason Chaffetz:

    He's been in existing leadership for years and years, and the strife and the divide is getting worse, it's not getting better.

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