—strifeful, adj. —strifeless, adj./struyf/, n.1. vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism: to be at strife.2. a quarrel, struggle, or clash: armed strife.3. competition or rivalry: the strife of the marketplace.4. Archaic. strenuous effort.[1175-1225; ME strif < OF estrif, akin to estriver to STRIVE]Syn. 1. difference, disagreement, contrariety, opposition. 2. fight, conflict.Ant. 1, 2. peace.
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