Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
The power or inclination to fight; pugnacity:
Any declaration of something to be true without giving any proof.
Something declared or stated positively, often with no support or attempt at proof.
A protracted controversy or struggle:
Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
A dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views.
The definition of a claim is a demand for something which is due.
Open acknowledgment or declaration
The definition of an explanation is something that clarifies or makes clear.
The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
(Law) The testimony of a witness made under oath, but not in open court, and written down to be used when the case comes to trial
An assigned duty or task; a responsibility:
(Law) The defendant's answer to a formal criminal charge:
(Law) A response to a pleading that admits the facts alleged but denies that they support a cause of action.
A contest, or match
Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
A statement made in connection with a case or legal matter, or intended to have a formal status or effect.
A vehement quarrel.
(--- Archaic) A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
The definition of a conflict is a fight or disagreement.
A dispute; quarrel
A quarrel or dispute
A difference of opinion; disagreement or, esp., discord as expressed in intense quarreling or wrangling, as within a group [dissension among party members]: often in dissension in the ranks, dissatisfaction with those in authority
A bitter, protracted, and violent quarrel, esp. between clans or families, often characterized by killings and counterkillings
(Informal) Strong, clamorous criticism, opposition, etc.
A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
In point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied.
The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a doctor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.
The definition of a rebellion is a resistance against something, particularly the government, authority or other controlling forces.
The definition of a riot is a violent uprising or wild disturbance by a crowd, or an outburst or torrent of uncontrolled feelings or emotions.
The act of rivaling or the fact or condition of being a rival or rivals; competition
A noisy clamor.
The definition of a squabble is a silly little fight or tiff.
A strenuous effort in the face of difficulty:
A fit of irritation.
A condition of active antagonism or contention:
An act of wrangling.
Fond or tender feeling; warm liking
An instance of kind behavior:
A mutual liking or understanding arising from sameness of feeling
(Uncountable) Good will.
An angry quarrel; a squabble.
The definition of a debate is a formal discussion of the opposing sides of a specific subject or a formal contest of arguments.
Polemic is a controversy, debate or dispute, or a person who is inclined to argue.
(Informal) A quarrel, fight, etc.
A heated argument; squabble
(Informal) An argument or altercation.
A focused comparison:
The rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
A state of disagreement and disharmony
(Music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
An instance of such discord.
The definition of a schism is a split of a group into different sections as a result of a difference in beliefs.
(Accounting) The difference between the actual costs of production and the standard or expected costs
Conflict or struggle of any kind
An academic exercise consisting of a formal debate or an oral defense of a thesis.
A desperate or decisive effort at defense or resistance, as in a battle:
A medieval sport in which two mounted knights with lances charged together and attempted to unhorse one another.
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