strife

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From Old French estrif, from Frankish strīban, ultimately of Germanic origin, compare German Streit (quarrel, dispute) and Icelandic stríð (war) and Dutch strijd.

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strife (countable and uncountable, plural strifes)

  1. Conflict, sometimes violent, usually brief or limited in scope.

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