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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discord, strifenoun

    lack of agreement or harmony

  2. strifenoun

    bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension

Wiktionary

  1. strifenoun

    Violent conflict, usually brief or limited in nature.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Strifenoun

    Etymology: from strive

    I and my people were at great strife with the children of Ammon. Judg. xii. 2.

    Some preach Christ even of envy and strife, and some of good-will. Phil. i. 15.

    He is proud, knowing nothing; but doating about questions and strife of words. 1 Tim. vi. 4.

    These vows, thus granted, rais’d a strife above
    Betwixt the god of war and queen of love:
    She granting first, had right of time to plead;
    But he had granted too, and would recede. Dryden.

    Artificial strife
    Lives in those touches, livelier than life. William Shakespeare.

    How passion’s well accorded strife
    Makes all the harmony of life. Johnson.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strifenoun

    the act of striving; earnest endeavor

  2. Strifenoun

    exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts

  3. Strifenoun

    altercation; violent contention; fight; battle

  4. Strifenoun

    that which is contended against; occasion of contest

Freebase

  1. Strife

    Strife is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rogue Entertainment and published by Velocity, based on the Doom engine from id Software. Strife added some role-playing game elements and allowed players to talk to other characters in the game's world. Along with Pathways into Darkness, Ultima Underworld and System Shock, it is considered one of the first FPS-RPG games.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strife

    strīf, n. contention for superiority: struggle for victory: contest: discord.—adj. Strife′ful (Spens.), full of strife, contentious, discordant—also Strif′ful. [M. E. strif—O. Fr. estrif—Scand., Ice. strith, strife; Ger. streit, Dut. strijd, strife.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. strife

    Contention in battle;, contest; struggle for victory; quarrel of war.

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  1. firste, refits, resift, rifest, sifter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strife in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strife in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of strife in a Sentence

  1. Butrus Moshe:

    Political and sectarian strife, separating between one man and another, between ruler and follower, these mentalities must be changed.

  2. Lee White:

    We are trying to lead by example. If we don't mitigate the impacts of climate change, it's going to result in untold strife, and we don't have that much time.

  3. David Susman:

    I think the' airing of grievances' as depicted in' Jerry Seinfeld' is probably the last thing we need this year, with the compounded stresses from COVID-19, political strife and racial unrest from 2020, we need to focus on positivity, healing, and cooperation right now.

  4. Ulysses S. Grant:

    The effects of the late civil strife have been to free the slave and make him a citizen. Yet he is not possessed of the civil rights which citizenship should carry with it. This is wrong, and should be corrected.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    I get a thick book full of death, destruction, strife, and chaos. That's what I take with my morning tea.

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