Also called blood feud. a bitter, continuous hostility, especially between two families, clans, etc., often lasting for many years or generations.
a bitter quarrel or contention: a feud between labor and management.
to engage in a feud.
How to use feud in a sentence
That feud has been settled, but the question it raised hasn’t.
In this era, Parliament further strengthened girls’ education and outlawed practices that were harmful to women, such as offering them as brides to settle feuds between two tribes or forcing widows to marry the brother of their deceased husband.Taliban ‘Has Not Changed,’ Say Women Facing Subjugation In Areas Of Afghanistan Under Its Extremist Rule | LGBTQ-Editor | July 30, 2021 | No Straight News
The lawyer said Fox Hunt prosecutions often grow out of regional feuds, snaring relatively minor figures.Operation Fox Hunt: How China Exports Repression Using a Network of Spies Hidden in Plain Sight | by Sebastian Rotella and Kirsten Berg | July 22, 2021 | ProPublica
The very public feud between the two brothers has made the unveiling a must-see.
In particular, a feud between Diesel and Johnson boiled over into headlines in 2016, when Johnson posted an Instagram about working on the films with someone unprofessional, who was widely assumed even at the time to be Diesel.The rise and rise and rise of the Fast & Furious franchise | Emily VanDerWerff | June 25, 2021 | Vox
The outcome of the rum feud is critical for both Bacardi and Pernod Ricard, because the winner could net billions in future sales.
The Glock family feud gets messier with new court documents alleging that gun magnate Gaston had a detective follow his ex-wife.
Years later, Scott would apologize for his role in the feud.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine | Alex Suskind | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Either way, the FSA-ISIS feud got worse after the McCain visit with the Northern Storm, which ISIS viewed as a heretical act.Obama Administration and Sotloff Family Battle Over Blame for Journalist’s Kidnapping | Josh Rogin | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I'll give you $10,000, and you provide me with a platform to continue my feud, he implies.
A border feud at Reedsquair, between the English and Scottish marchmen, in which the former were completely beaten.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
So bitter was the feud that either would have borne cheerfully a loss to prevent the other from making a profit.
As Scattergood well knew, the feud had its inception in religion as religion is practiced in that community.
That evening Mrs. Hooper and Mrs. Pettybone, childhood friends, long separated by the feud, stopped to speak to Scattergood.
But they are a mere handful, quite insignificant, kept alive mainly by the Most and Peukert feud.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
British Dictionary definitions for feud (1 of 2)
long and bitter hostility between two families, clans, or individuals; vendetta
a quarrel or dispute
(intr) to take part in or carry on a feud
British Dictionary definitions for feud (2 of 2)
feudal law land held in return for service
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