Definition of war of words
- Rival groups have engaged in a war of words over the new law.
: a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations
: a period of such armed conflict
: state of war
: to be in active or vigorous conflict
: to engage in warfare
: worst, overcome
: a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use
: the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements
: a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word
: to express in words : phrase
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