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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. Heated, often violent dissension; bitter conflict. See Synonyms at discord.
  • n. A struggle, fight, or quarrel.
  • n. Contention or competition between rivals.
  • n. Archaic Earnest endeavor or striving.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. Conflict, sometimes violent, usually brief or limited in scope.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. The act of striving; earnest endeavor.
  • n. Exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts.
  • n. Altercation; violent contention; fight; battle.
  • n. That which is contended against; occasion of contest.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. A striving or effort to do one's best; earnest attempt or endeavor.
  • n. Emulative contention or rivalry; active struggle for superiority; emulation.
  • n. Antagonistic contention; contention characterized by anger or enmity; discord; conflict; quarrel: as, strife of the elements.
  • n. Synonyms and Strife, Contention. These words agree in being very general, in having a good sense possible, and in seeming elevated or poetical when applied to the organized quarrels of war or to anything more than oral disputes. Strife is the stronger. Contention often indicates the more continued and methodical effort, and hence is more often the word for rivalry in effort to possess something. Such a rivalry, when definite in form and limited in time, is a contest: as, the contests of the Creek games. A contention that is forcible, violent, exhausting, or attended with real or figurative convulsions or contortions, is a struggle. See battle, encounter.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
  • n. lack of agreement or harmony
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    Cross Reference
    Words with the same meaning
    struggle    contention    contest    quarrel    altercation    fight    battle    emulation    dissension    dispute   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Fife    Life    co-wife    fife    knife    life    rife    saif    wife   
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    Words that are found in similar contexts
    conflict    discord    warfare    quarrel    turmoil    jealousy    misery    contention    controversy    discontent