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Definition of "feud" []

  • A bitter, often prolonged quarrel or state of enmity, especially such a state of hostilities between two families or clans. (noun)
  • To carry on or perpetuate a bitter quarrel or state of enmity. (verb-intransitive)
  • See fee. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "feud" in a sentence
  • "The Levitt-Lott feud is already the stuff of legends."
  • "My Pollyanna hope for the resolution of the Levitt-Lott feud is that Freedomnomics becomes a best-seller, leading a Solomonic judge to throw out the lawsuit on the grounds that "all publicity is good publicity.""
  • "Just as in the disputes of individuals the arbitration of a civil court instead of a blood feud is more practical, so, man decides, is arbitration more practical in the disputes of nations."