strife

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

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IPA(key): /stɹʌɪf/, /stɹaɪf/

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strife ‎(countable and uncountable, plural strifes)

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

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