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English definition of “strife”

strife

noun [U]     /straɪf/ formal
violent or angry disagreement : What are the prospects for overcoming the strife between the Christian minority and Muslim majority ? 20 years of civil strife have left the country's economy in ruins .Social order and disorder
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