Synonyms for strife

Grammar : Noun
Spell : strahyf
Phonetic Transcription : straɪf

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Définition of strife

Origin :
  • early 13c., from Old French estrif, variant of estrit "quarrel, dispute, impetuosity," probably from Frankish *strid, from Proto-Germanic *strido- "strife, combat" (cf. Old High German strit "quarrel, dispute"), related to Old High German stritan "to fight;" see stride.
  • noun struggle, battle
Example sentences :
  • Here, perhaps, may be found the symbolic clue to the strife's cause.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • In it we do not know the evil passions which ambition and strife are said to arouse.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • When once war was declared there was no drawing back from the strife.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • His mother and he, when not actually at strife, were constantly on the edge of a quarrel.
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • It wad but raise a strife atween the twa, ohn dune an atom o' guid.
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • There is strife between the Blessed and the Damned; the obedient and the disobedient.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • This is proved by the strife and contention of the Gods respecting her.
  • Extract from : « Menexenus » by Plato
  • It was—like all battlefields after the strife is ended—a sad spectacle.
  • Extract from : « Fair Harbor » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln

Antonyms for strife

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