Strifeful Strife"ful, a. Contentious; discordant. [1913 Webster]

The ape was strifeful and ambitious. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • strifeful — adjective Full of strife; quarrelsome, polemic, contentious. But strifull minde, and diuerse qualitee / Drew them in parts, and each made others foe [...] …   Wiktionary

  • strifeful — strifeˈful adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑strife …   Useful english dictionary

  • strife — strifeful, adj. strifeless, adj. /struyf/, n. 1. vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism: to be at strife. 2. a quarrel, struggle, or clash: armed strife. 3. competition or rivalry: the strife of the marketplace. 4. Archaic. strenuous …   Universalium

  • Balk — Balk, v. i. 1. To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] In strifeful terms with him to balk. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To stop abruptly and stand still obstinately; to jib; to stop short; to swerve; as, the horse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strife — /straɪf / (say struyf) noun 1. conflict, discord, or variance: to be at strife. 2. a quarrel, struggle, or clash. –phrase 3. in strife, Colloquial in trouble. {Middle English, from Old French, aphetic modification of estrif. See strive}… …  

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