strife noun

ADJ. internal | ethnic, factional, internecine, sectarian | civil, industrial, political, religious, social | domestic, marital

VERB + STRIFE cause, provoke | be torn (apart) by The country has been torn apart by years of civil strife. | end

PREP. during/in the ~ He lost his job during last year's industrial strife. | ~ among/between internecine strife among the nationalities of the empire

PHRASES an end to the strife, a time of strife