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  1. fighting at close range.
  2. fighting between rivals, people closely associated, members of a group, etc.; internecine contention.
  3. free-for-all fighting.
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Origin of infighting

First recorded in 1810–20; in-1 + fighting
Related formsin·fight·er, noun
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Related Words for infighting

division, disharmony, discord, tumult, disunity, disagreement, friction, dissension, turbulence, rebellion, sedition, divisiveness, infighting

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British Dictionary definitions for infighting


  1. boxing combat at close quarters in which proper blows are inhibited and the fighters try to wear down each other's strength
  2. intense competition, as between members of the same organization, esp when kept secret from outsiders
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Derived Formsinfighter, noun
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