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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fyood]
    • /fyud/
    • /fjuːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fyood]
    • /fyud/

Definitions of feud word

  • noun feud fee (def 4). 1
  • verb without object feud to engage in a feud. 1
  • noun feud A state of prolonged mutual hostility, typically between two families or communities, characterized by violent assaults in revenge for previous injuries. 1
  • noun feud between two groups 1
  • intransitive verb feud have a feud 1
  • intransitive verb feud over sthg 1

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Origin of feud

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; variant of fead (a misread as u), Middle English fede < Middle French fe(i)de < Old High German fēhida; cognate with Old English fǣhth enmity. See foe, -th1

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Parts of speech for Feud


feud popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

feud usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for feud

noun feud

  • row — record
  • fight — a battle or combat.
  • squabble — to engage in a petty quarrel.
  • discord — lack of concord or harmony between persons or things: marital discord.
  • hostility — a hostile state, condition, or attitude; enmity; antagonism; unfriendliness.

verb feud

  • bicker — When people bicker, they argue or quarrel about unimportant things.
  • contend — If you have to contend with a problem or difficulty, you have to deal with it or overcome it.
  • duel — a prearranged combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons according to an accepted code of procedure, especially to settle a private quarrel.
  • clash — When people clash, they fight, argue, or disagree with each other.
  • brawl — A brawl is a rough or violent fight.

Antonyms for feud

noun feud

  • concurrence — Someone's concurrence is their agreement to something.
  • friendship — the state of being a friend; association as friends: to value a person's friendship.
  • accord — An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war.
  • quiet — making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.

verb feud

  • give in — to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone.
  • socialize — to make social; make fit for life in companionship with others.
  • agree — If people agree with each other about something, they have the same opinion about it or say that they have the same opinion.
  • make peace — the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
  • socialise — to make social; make fit for life in companionship with others.

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