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Another word for warfare

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Noun
  1. A vying with others for victory or supremacy

      1. A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.
      2. The period of such conflict.
      3. The techniques and procedures of war; military science.
      1. A contest of strength in which two teams tug on opposite ends of a rope, each trying to pull the other across a dividing line.
      2. A struggle for supremacy:
      1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
      2. To be strenuously engaged with a problem, task, or undertaking:
      3. To have difficulty or make a strenuous effort doing something:
      1. Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
      2. A conflict or quarrel:
      3. Contention or competition between rivals.
      1. The act of competing or emulating.
      2. The state or condition of being a rival.
      1. A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group. Most biologists and anthropologists do not recognize race as a biologically valid classification, in part because there is more genetic variation within groups than between them.
      2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution:
      3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
      1. joint rivalry
      2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
      2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
      3. To compete or strive for; struggle to gain or control:
      1. The act of competing, as for profit or a prize; rivalry.
      2. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
      3. Rivalry between two or more businesses striving for the same customer or market.
      1. An encounter between opposing forces:
      2. Armed fighting; combat:
      3. A match between two combatants:
    See also:

    conflict

  2. A state of open, prolonged fighting

      1. A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.
      2. The period of such conflict.
      3. The techniques and procedures of war; military science.
      1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
      2. To be strenuously engaged with a problem, task, or undertaking:
      3. To have difficulty or make a strenuous effort doing something:
      1. Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
      2. A conflict or quarrel:
      3. Contention or competition between rivals.
      1. The state of being hostile; antagonism or enmity.
      2. A hostile act.
      3. Acts of war; overt warfare.
      1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
      2. A conflict involving armed forces:
      3. Discord or a clash of opinions and ideas:
      1. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
      2. A state of disagreement or disharmony between persons or ideas; a clash:
      3. An emotional or mental disturbance resulting from the opposition or simultaneous functioning of mutually exclusive impulses, desires, or tendencies.
      1. The state of being at war or being engaged in a warlike conflict.
      2. Belligerence.
    See also:

    conflict

  3. A state of disagreement and disharmony

      1. A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.
      2. The period of such conflict.
      3. The techniques and procedures of war; military science.
      1. The state or quality of being variant or variable; variation:
      2. Difference or inconsistency:
      3. The state or fact of being in disagreement or in conflict:
      1. Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
      2. A conflict or quarrel:
      3. Contention or competition between rivals.
      1. A separation or division into factions:
      2. A formal breach of union within a religious body, especially a Christian church.
      3. The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
      1. Lack of harmony; discord.
      2. An instance of such discord.
      1. The rubbing of one object or surface against another.
      2. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
      3. A force that resists the relative motion or tendency to such motion of two bodies or substances in contact.
      1. A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
      2. Conflict within an organization or nation; internal dissension:
      1. A harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds; discord.
      2. Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; conflict:
      3. A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
      1. Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
      1. To have or express an opinion different from a prevailing or official position; disagree.
      2. To reach a conclusion contrary to the majority of the judges deciding a case; render a minority opinion.
      3. Difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
      1. Difference of opinion; disagreement.
      1. The state or an instance of disagreement; discord.
      2. The presence of a given trait in only one member of a pair of identical twins.
      1. Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things.
      2. Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
      3. A confused or harsh sound or mingling of sounds.
      1. Lack of harmony; disagreement.
      2. To disagree.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. The quality or condition of being unlike or dissimilar.
      2. An instance of disparity or unlikeness:
      3. A degree or amount by which things differ:
      1. The act or an instance of striving in controversy or debate.
      2. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
      3. An assertion put forward in argument:
      1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
      2. A conflict involving armed forces:
      3. Discord or a clash of opinions and ideas:
      1. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
      2. A state of disagreement or disharmony between persons or ideas; a clash:
      3. An emotional or mental disturbance resulting from the opposition or simultaneous functioning of mutually exclusive impulses, desires, or tendencies.
      1. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise:
      2. To meet in violent conflict:
      3. To be in opposition or disagreement:
    See also:

    conflict

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