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strife (straɪf Pronunciation for strife

Definitions

noun

  1. angry or violent struggle; conflict
  2. rivalry or contention, esp of a bitter kind
  3. (Australian & New Zealand) trouble or discord of any kind   ⇒ to get into strife
  4. (archaic) striving

Word Origin

C13: from Old French estrif, probably from estriver to strive

Translations for 'strife'

  • British English: strife Strife is strong disagreement or fighting. NOUNMoney is a major cause of strife in many marriages.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: conflito
  • Chinese: 冲突冲衝突
  • European Spanish: disputa
  • French: conflit
  • German: Streit
  • Italian: conflitto
  • Japanese: 紛争
  • Korean: 불화
  • Portuguese: conflito
  • Spanish: disputa

Example Sentences Including 'strife'

The public knew nothing of the division and strife that was threatening to tear it apart.
Magnus Mills THE SCHEME FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT (2003)
Brains were not seen as a get-out clause when it came to family strife.
Cathy Kelly JUST BETWEEN US (2002)
There was often strife between the kingdoms, which hastened the waning of the Dnedain.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)

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