strife+of+words

  • 1 Strife — Strife, n. [OF. estrif. See {Strive}.] 1. The act of striving; earnest endeavor. [Archaic] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts. [1913 Webster] Doting… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 strife — *discord, conflict, contention, dissension, difference, variance Analogous words: combat, conflict, fight, affray, fray (see CONTEST): dispute, controversy, *argument: *brawl, broil, fracas: altercation, wrangle, *quarrel, squabble Antonyms:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 strife — [n] struggle, battle affray, altercation, animosity, argument, bickering, blowup, brawl, clash, combat, competition, conflict, contention, contest, controversy, difference, disagreement, discord, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissidence, disunity …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 strife — Synonyms and related words: Kilkenny cats, altercation, animosity, antagonism, arguing, argument, bad blood, bicker, bickering, blood feud, brawl, broil, cat and dog life, combat, competition, conflict, contention, contentiousness, contest,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 5 strife — Altercation. Conflict; a quarrel. Strife and contention do not necessarily imply blows. They may be evidenced by passionate words, looks and gestures. State v Warner, 34 Conn 276, 279 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 6 strife — n 1. conflict, discord, disaccord, dissension, friction, variance, opposition; bad or hard feelings, hostility, antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, ill will, hatred. 2. disagreement, difference of opinion, imbroglio, contention, controversy,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 7 high words — Strife, contention, quarrel, angry dispute, bickering, war of words …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 8 Contention — Con*ten tion, n. [F. contention, L. contentio. See {Contend}.] 1. A violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife. [1913 Webster] I would my arms could match thee in contention. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Strife in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 contention — n. 1. Strife, discord, dissension, wrangling, wrangle, quarrel, squabble, feud, rupture, falling out, high words. 2. Dispute, debate, bickering, altercation, controversy, logomachy, war of words, strife of words …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 10 contest — I. v. a. 1. Dispute, controvert, argue, debate, litigate, contend against, call in question. 2. Strive to hold, struggle to defend. 3. Contend for, strive to carry, compete for, make the object of competition or rivalry or emulation. II. v. n.… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 11 Contest — Con test, n. 1. Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation. [1913 Webster] Leave all noisy contests, all immodest clamors and brawling language. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Earnest struggle for superiority, victory,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 controversy — n. 1. Discussion, dispute, disputation, debate, polemics, altercation, logomachy, war of words, strife of words. 2. Lawsuit, suit at law, process in law …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 debate — I. n. 1. Disputation, controversy, discussion. 2. Altercation, contest, contention, dispute, logomachy, strife of words, war of words. II. v. a. 1. Discuss, argue, dispute, contest, canvass. 2. Battle for, contest, combat for, contend for,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 Seditious — Se*di tious, a.[L. seditiosus: cf. F. s[ e]ditieux.] 1. Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior; seditious strife; seditious words. [1913 Webster] 2. Disposed to arouse, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 Seditiously — Seditious Se*di tious, a.[L. seditiosus: cf. F. s[ e]ditieux.] 1. Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior; seditious strife; seditious words. [1913 Webster] 2. Disposed to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 Seditiousness — Seditious Se*di tious, a.[L. seditiosus: cf. F. s[ e]ditieux.] 1. Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior; seditious strife; seditious words. [1913 Webster] 2. Disposed to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 controversy — [n] debate, dispute altercation, argument, beef*, bickering, brush, contention, difference, discussion, disputation, dissention, embroilment, falling out*, flak, fuss, hurrah, miff, polemic, quarrel, row, rumpus, scene, scrap, squabble, strife,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 18 spat — [n] dispute, quarrel altercation, argument, beef*, bickering, brouhaha, conflict, difference of opinion, disagreement, discord, dissension, embroilment, falling out, feud, flare up, fracas, friction, fuss, hubbub, miff*, misunderstanding, row,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 19 Empedocles — M.R.Wright INTRODUCTION Empedocles was a native of Acragas (Agrigento) in Sicily, a Doric colony founded on the south coast of the island in the sixth century BC, which soon grew to rival Syracuse in its prosperity. A line of temples, many of… …

    History of philosophy

  • 20 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

    Universalium


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