Adjective "feud" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute.
  1. 'Bitter feuds between regents and mayors and their local legislative councils have often taken place in Indonesia, resulting in their removal.'
  2. 'Their bitter feud has escalated since Shaq's offseason trade to Miami.'
  3. 'However, members of Adair's former C Company disputed the claims of former comrades that he was killed because of his role in the bitter feud within the organisation.'
  4. 'But it also tells the tale of how the two friends fell out over whether or not the SNP should join with the Scottish Constitutional Convention, leading to one of the most bitter personal feuds in Scottish politics.'
  5. 'The revelation led to a bitter feud and the pair did not speak for more than a year.'
  6. 'The Ryder Cup has not just been a battleground for the rival teams, the competition has also fuelled some bitter internal feuds.'
  7. '50 Cent has publicly called a truce with his rap protégé The Game, ending their bitter feud.'
  8. 'The bitter feud between Magnier and Ferguson ended last March with the football manager accepting a one-off payment of £2.5m from Magnier to buy out his rights.'
  9. 'A high-flying personal financial adviser has won a massive pay-out after an employment tribunal heard how a bitter feud erupted between her and her boss.'
  10. 'It was this civility between Hakkinen and Schumacher that made the 2000 championship duel so different from the bitter feuds between Senna and Prost.'
  11. 'a savage feud over drugs money'
  12. 'By the end, many of them have died of gunshot wounds, victims of the murderous feuds endemic in the black neighbourhoods in New Orleans in which Cohn hangs out, and none has been particularly successful.'
  13. 'Some are drug-related, but many seem to be the result of ongoing and long-running feuds between families.'
  14. 'In ancient Athens, the Court of the Areopagiticus was set up specifically to deal justice impersonally to criminals and bring to an end the feuds and demands for family vengeance which brutalised society.'
  15. 'Although it is believed that the shooting was part of an ongoing feud between two local families, the Gardaí who are investigating the incident are keeping an open mind.'
  16. 'There have been drugs raids and drug-related family feuds… where windows were smashed and cars were dumped.'
  17. 'Tripoli rebelled and formed its own Commune as a result of family feuds there.'
  18. 'His murder was linked to an ongoing feud between two families from the area.'
  19. 'My impression that Upper Egypt is actually a rather violent place, which has been growing the further south we go, is confirmed by her account of the feuds which ravage small communities like hers.'
  20. 'Distinctions and divides have also been made based on feuds between criminal families, which have brought unwanted attention to the city in recent years.'
  21. 'Hostilities, wars, feuds and the like slow down as Muslims worldwide turn their attention to their faith and the 15th, today, marks a period moving into preparation.'


Be engaged in a prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute.
  1. 'It is hoped that it will be a peaceful affair and that there will be no family feuding among the rival clans!'
  2. 'Courtney has been feuding with the other former members of Nirvana for years.'
  3. 'Our families have been feuding for generations, forget about marrying him!'
  4. 'The match was most favourable for both families, and united two rich bloodlines that had feuded in the past.'
  5. 'I was not unwilling to clash with him when we were in Malaysia, but feuding between two sovereign states was different.'
  6. 'Moreover, it is a sordid story of printers feuding, interminable law suits, and monopolistic practices.'
  7. 'His death is associated with feuding between two local families.'
  8. 'Many of her friends were gone, she was feuding with her family, and she was showing signs of dementia.'
  9. 'Street gang the Deuces are feuding with their drug-dealing rivals the Vipers.'
  10. 'They came here for sanctuary after feuding between loyalists erupted into threats of execution.'

More definitions

1. Also called blood feud. a bitter, continuous hostility, especially between two families, clans, etc., often lasting for many years or generations.

2. a bitter quarrel or contention: a feud between labor and management. verb (used without object)

3. to engage in a feud.

More examples(as adjective)

"people/places/organizations can be feud."


(feud)Middle English fede ‘hostility, ill will’, from Old French feide, from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German vēde, of Germanic origin; related to foe.