These things being so, it is foolish to say that these victories and this strifeful gain are matters of merely racial application.
Egil's sons were tall and strifeful; they were most unfair men.
Coming from the Chattan tribe I must hope the centuries since that strifeful day have brought reëxpansion to the Chattans.
early 13c., from Old French estrif, variant of estrit "quarrel, dispute, impetuosity," probably from Frankish *strid, from Proto-Germanic *strido- "strife, combat" (cf. Old High German strit "quarrel, dispute"), related to Old High German stritan "to fight;" see stride.