in·​fight·​ing ˈin-ˌfī-tiŋ How to pronounce infighting (audio)
: prolonged and often bitter dissension or rivalry among members of a group or organization
bureaucratic infighting
: rough-and-tumble fighting
: fighting or boxing at close quarters
infight intransitive verb
infighter noun

Examples of infighting in a Sentence

continued infighting has just completely robbed that political action committee of its effectiveness
Recent Examples on the Web Image The election results announced on Wednesday have given a major lift to hundreds of thousands of Congress workers across the country, who were growing tired of the internal infighting that has plagued their party for years. Sameer Yasir, New York Times, 5 June 2024 Timothy Parlatore, an attorney who left Trump’s defense team last year citing infighting, found Epshteyn’s large raise baffling. Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, 3 June 2024 Away from it, the Premier League faces lawsuits, infighting and the threat of government regulation. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, 26 May 2024 But in an election cycle where appetite for third party support could be at an all time high, there’s also potential for pretty low support, between RFK’s polarizing views on vaccines, the libertarian infighting and voters thinking more strategically about how their vote counts. Stephen Fowler, NPR, 25 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for infighting 

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Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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The first known use of infighting was in 1816

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“Infighting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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