Synonyms of war


1. war, warfare, military action, action

usage: the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"

2. war, state of war, hostility, enmity, antagonism

usage: a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"

3. war, warfare, conflict, struggle, battle

usage: an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare"

4. war, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort

usage: a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime"


1. war, contend, fight, struggle

usage: make or wage war

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Definition and meaning of war (Dictionary)