strife
noun Etymology: Middle English strif, from Anglo-French estrif, estri, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch striden to fight, Old High German strītan to quarrel — more at stride Date: 13th century 1. a. bitter sometimes violent conflict or dissension <
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b. an act of contention ; fight, struggle 2. exertion or contention for superiority 3. archaic earnest endeavor Synonyms: see discordstrifeless adjective

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