strife


strife
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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