infighting

noun in·fight·ing \ ˈin-ˌfī-tiŋ \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of infighting

1 :fighting or boxing at close quarters
2 :rough-and-tumble fighting
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 \ˈin-ˌfī-tər\ noun

Examples of infighting in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of infighting

1816


INFIGHTING Defined for English Language Learners

infighting

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Definition of infighting for English Language Learners

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


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