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Definition of strife noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    strife

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//straɪf//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//straɪf//
     
    Anger
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] (formal or literary) angry or violent disagreement between two people or groups of people synonym conflict civil strife The country was torn apart by strife. internecine strife among the nationalities of the empire See related entries: Anger
  2. 2(Australian English, New Zealand English) trouble or difficulty of any kind
  3. Word Origin Middle English: shortening of Old French estrif (related to Old French estriver ‘strive’).
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