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infighting

play
noun in·fight·ing \ˈin-ˌfī-tiŋ\

Simple Definition of infighting

  • : fighting or disagreement among the members of a group or organization

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of infighting

  1. 1 :  fighting or boxing at close quarters

  2. 2 :  rough-and-tumble fighting

  3. 3 :  prolonged and often bitter dissension or rivalry among members of a group or organization <bureaucratic infighting>

infight play \ˈin-ˌfīt\ intransitive verb
infighter play \-ˌfī-tər\ noun

Examples of infighting in a sentence

  1. <continued infighting has just completely robbed that political action committee of its effectiveness>



1816

First Known Use of infighting

1816


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