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

Definitions of feuding word

  • noun feuding Also called blood feud. a bitter, continuous hostility, especially between two families, clans, etc., often lasting for many years or generations. 1
  • noun feuding a bitter quarrel or contention: a feud between labor and management. 1
  • verb without object feuding to engage in a feud. 1
  • noun feuding Present participle of feud. 1
  • noun feuding Participation in feuds. 0

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Origin of feuding

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 Feuding


feuding 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.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

feuding usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for feuding

noun feuding

  • setto — a usually brief, sharp fight or argument.
  • contention — Someone's contention is the idea or opinion that they are expressing in an argument or discussion.
  • set to — a usually brief, sharp fight or argument.
  • statics — Electricity. static or atmospheric electricity. interference due to such electricity.
  • bone to pick — (usually with with) An item of disagreement to complain about or resolve.

Top questions with feuding

  • why were romeo and juliet families feuding?
  • what two families are feuding in romeo and juliet?

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