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rivalry, contention, competition
n. the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
contention
n. a point asserted as part of an argument
disceptation, arguing, argument, tilt, disputation, contestation, contention, controversy
n. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
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variation
n. the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard; "who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"
engagement, fight, conflict, battle
n. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
battle, struggle, conflict
n. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
uprising, rising, revolt, insurrection, rebellion
n. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
insurgence, insurgency
n. an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
strife
n. bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
strife
n. bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
contravention, dispute
n. coming into conflict with
scuffle, scramble
n. an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning
n. thinking that is coherent and logical
line of reasoning, logical argument, line, argument, argumentation
n. a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
debate, argumentation, argument
n. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
disagreement
n. the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
dissension, discord
n. disagreement among those expected to cooperate
variance, division
n. discord that splits a group
run-in, dustup, words, row, wrangle, quarrel
n. an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
affray, fracas, altercation
n. noisy quarrel
fuss, pettifoggery, squabble, tiff, spat, bickering, bicker
n. a quarrel about petty points
objection
n. the speech act of objecting
public debate, disputation, debate
n. the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
strife, discord
n. lack of agreement or harmony
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cooperation
n. joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
contention
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