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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 strife /ˈstraɪf/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Strife n.
 1. The act of striving; earnest endeavor. [Archaic]
 2. Exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts.
    Doting about questions and strifes of words.   --1 Tim. vi. 4.
 Thus gods contended -- noble strife -
 Who most should ease the wants of life.   --Congreve.
 3. Altercation; violent contention; fight; battle.
    Twenty of them fought in this black strife.   --Shak.
 These vows, thus granted, raised a strife above
 Betwixt the god of war and queen of love.   --Dryden.
 4. That which is contended against; occasion of contest. [Obs.] “Lamenting her unlucky strife.”
 Syn: -- Contest; struggle; quarrel. See Contention.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: lack of agreement or harmony [syn: discord]
      2: bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension