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EtymologyEdit

From Old French estrif, from Frankish strīban; compare Dutch strijd (fight, battle, conflict), German Streit (quarrel, dispute), and Icelandic stríð (war). More at strive.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /stɹaɪf/

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  • Rhymes: -aɪf

NounEdit

strife (countable and uncountable, plural strifes)

  1. Striving; earnest endeavor; hard work.
  2. Exertion or contention for superiority, either by physical or intellectual means.
  3. Bitter conflict, sometimes violent.
    Synonyms: altercation, contention, discord, wrangle
  4. (obsolete) That which is contended against; occasion of contest.

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