Definition of strife
- political strife
in order to avoid family strife, the children spend equal time during the holidays with both of their grandmothers
bitter strife between the two political factions
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conflict, disaccord, discord, discordance, discordancy, disharmony, dissension (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity, division, friction, infighting, inharmony, schism, variance, war, warfare;
: very angry or violent disagreement between two or more people or groups
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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