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Synonyms for war
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. war, warfare(noun)

    the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

    "thousands of people were killed in the war"

    Synonyms:
    warfare, state of war

    Antonyms:
    peace, make peace

  2. war, state of war(noun)

    a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply

    "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"

    Synonyms:
    warfare, state of war

    Antonyms:
    peace, make peace

  3. war, warfare(noun)

    an active struggle between competing entities

    "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare"

    Synonyms:
    warfare, state of war

    Antonyms:
    peace, make peace

  4. war(verb)

    a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious

    "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime"

    Synonyms:
    warfare, state of war

    Antonyms:
    peace, make peace

  5. war(verb)

    make or wage war

    Antonyms:
    peace, make peace

Wiktionary

  1. war(noun)

    Antonyms:
    peace

  2. war(noun)

    To engage in conflict (may be followed by with to specify the foe).

    Antonyms:
    peace

  3. war(noun)

    To carry on, as a contest; to wage.

    That thou mightest war a good warfare. \uE0004693 Tim. i. 18.

    Antonyms:
    peace

  4. war(noun)

    Antonyms:
    peace

  5. war(noun)

    Antonyms:
    peace

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. war

    Synonyms:
    antagonism, discord, disunion, divorce, enmity, hostility, schism, secession, separation

    Antonyms:
    alliance, coalition, compact, confederacy, confederation, federation, fusion, league, partnership, union

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. war(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hostilities, fighting, warfare, ULTIMA RATIO REGUM, the last argument of kings

  2. war(n.)

    Synonyms:
    art of war, profession of arms

  3. war(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    make war, carry on war

  4. war(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    contend, fight, strive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. war(n)

    Synonyms:
    hostilities, warfare, strife, battle, crusade, belligerence

    Associated words:
    bellona, mars, belligerent, bellicose, tactics, casus belli, strategy, cartel, campaign, mobilize, mobilization, demobilize, demobilization, munitions, disarmament

  2. war(v)

    Synonyms:
    contend, fight, combat, militate, wage war

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "war":

    warfare, wars, guerre, kara, guerra, wartime, fight, karo, battle, karas, oorlog, harb, conflict, krieg, war-, fighting, war-risk, strife

How to pronounce war?

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How to say war in sign language?

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How to use war in a sentence?

  1. Cat Graham:

    Twenty years ago I never would have seen this, the job market is so hot right now — unemployment is at a record low, and the war for talent is hotter than ever. There are more jobs than there are qualified candidates.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    To be a dwarf in peace is more honourable than to be a giant in war!

  3. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    Japan has repeatedly expressed the feelings of deep remorse and heartfelt apology for its actions during the war.

  4. Alan Bjerga:

    It would have been a long low-price cycle in any case, but it would have been on the long side, the trade war definitely prolonged it. And that definitely was a problem for farmers who really weren't able to hold out anymore.

  5. Mahinda Rajapaksa:

    We think fresh. We are ready for a struggle and war on behalf of the country.


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