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
Sinovac’s vaccine has become the focus of an escalating feud in Brazil.A leading Chinese COVID vaccine resumes trials after brief pause | Claire Zillman, reporter | November 12, 2020 | Fortune
In particular, he was involved in a bitter feud with San Diego-based Sempra Energy and he hoped to resolve some legal problems with the company by starting some legal problems for it in this country.Morning Report: All Eyes on Council President Race | Voice of San Diego | November 10, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
My fear is that my sister's avoiding us will evolve into a major family feud and a prolonged breakdown in communication between the two families.Carolyn Hax: It takes two to tango or feud, so just dance around bride’s snub | Carolyn Hax | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
The Grammy award-winning singer with the larger than life persona addresses her encounters with domestic violence incidents, mental health struggles, family feuds and tabloid rumors in the recently released memoir.‘The Meaning Of Mariah Carey’ And 9 Music Memoirs That Get Real About The Price Of Fame | cmurray | October 1, 2020 | Essence.com
With that conflict still unresolved, China’s spiraling relationship with Australia threatens to drag Beijing into another trade feud.
By 2003, Scott began feuding with Eminem, then the biggest and most powerful rapper in the game.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine | Alex Suskind | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Miley tweet marked the peak of the hostilities, ushering in a social media silence between the two feuding celebs.Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus Kiss, Break Up, Make Up | Amy Zimmerman | March 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Donald Trump versus Bill Maher- they have been feuding for years.George Zimmerman Wants to Profit Off Trayvon Martin’s Death | Dean Obeidallah | February 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One suspect is the Pakistani Taliban, who have been feuding with the Haqqanis.Hitmen Take Out Haqqani Network Bigwig Nasiruddin Haqqani | Ron Moreau | November 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They were years marked by a descent into extreme alcoholism and dementia, and by painful feuding with close family and friends.
There was less feuding at dinner that evening than at any previous meal Rand had eaten in the Fleming home.Murder in the Gunroom | Henry Beam Piper
"I'm not feuding on my own account, you know, and anyway it wouldn't be this child's fault," he murmured.Six Girls and the Tea Room | Marion Ames Taggart
If you leave enough men under his command, he will keep the feuding families under control.The Saracen: The Holy War | Robert Shea
They might run afoul of bravos or some of the wild young men of Orvieto's feuding families.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel | Robert Shea
Those organizing this ceremony would, of course, be careful to separate the leaders of the two feuding families.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel | Robert Shea
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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