Definition of strife in English:
- Many Iraqis hope that it will head off sectarian strife and even civil war.
- Others said Allah was angry that Muslims were killing Muslims in ongoing civil strife.
- Plainly, this kind of guarantee is socially divisive, a recipe for religious controversy if not civil strife.
Middle English: shortening of Old French estrif (related to Old French estriver 'strive').
strive from Middle English:
Strive and strife both come from shortened forms of Old French estriver ‘strive’. As well as expressing conflict, the word in early examples meant ‘striving together’.
Words that rhyme with strifefife, Fyfe, knife, life, pro-life, rife, still-life, wife
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