- angry or violent struggle; conflict
- rivalry or contention, esp of a bitter kind
- Austral NZ trouble or discord of any kind
- archaic striving
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
strife /straɪf/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- violent or bitter conflict:armed strife.
strife (strīf ),USA pronunciation n.
- vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism:to be at strife.
- a quarrel, struggle, or clash:armed strife.
- competition or rivalry:the strife of the marketplace.
- [Archaic.]strenuous effort.
- Old French estrif, akin to estriver to strive
- Middle English strif 1175–1225
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged difference, disagreement, contrariety, opposition.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fight, conflict.
- 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged peace.
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strife /straɪf/ n
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