war

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. &v. See warfare.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. conflict, fighting, hostilities, combat; see battle 1 ; fight 1 .
Types of wars include: air, guerrilla, shooting, ground, sea, amphibious, three-dimensional, trench, naval, aerial, land, push-button, hot, cold, total, limited, civil, revolutionary, political, religious, preventive, world, offensive, defensive, biological, bacteriological, germ, chemical, atomic, nuclear, psychological, atomic-bacteriological-chemical, chemical-bacteriological-radiological; war of attrition, war to end all wars, war of nerves, campaign, crusade, religious, holy war, jihad, Armageddon, blitzkrieg. v.
Syn. fight, battle, go to war, wage war against, make war on, engage in combat, take the field against, contend, contest, meet in conflict, march against, attack, bombard, shell, kill, shoot, murder.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
warfare, hostilities, conflict, clash, strife, contest, struggle, battle, combat, military operation, confrontation, engagement, crusade. ''Death's feast.''—George Herbert. ''A passion play performed by idiots.''—William Corum. ''A biological necessity of the first order.''—Friedrich von Bernhardi. ''That attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.''—Abraham Lincoln. ''The most successful of our cultural traditions.''—Robert Ardrey. ''Only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.''—Thomas Mann.
ANT.: peace, friendship, accord, harmony
WORD FIND
aircraft, unmanned spy: drone, Global Hawk, Predator
attack, intense, all-out: blitzkrieg, sweep
attack or action: offensive
ceasefire: armistice, truce, peace treaty
chemical and biological agents: anthrax, botulinum, cs (tear gas), cyclosarin (nerve agent), ricin, sarin (nerve agent), sulfur mustard (blister agent), tabun (nerve agent), VX (nerve agent)
games: maneuvers
god of: Mars, Ares
holy: jihad, crusade
nuclear attck to prevent enemy nation’s nuclear attack: preemptive strike
operation: campaign
presence of military force in control of another’s nation: occupation
pretext for or provocation: casus belli, act of war
referring to: martial
ruining an area before returning it to the enemy: scorched earth policy
science of organization, procurement, deployment, etc.: logistics
surrender: capitulation, white flag
tensions between hostile nations: cold war
threatening another nation with: saber-rattling, gunboat diplomacy
victory won with extremely heavy losses: Pyrrhic victory
winnings: spoils
II
v.
conflict, contest, fight, battle, contend, struggle, *lock horns, take up arms, attack, cross swords, skirmish.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A vying with others for victory or supremacy: battle, competition, contest, corrivalry, race, rivalry, strife, striving, struggle, tug of war, warfare. See CONFLICT. 2. A state of open, prolonged fighting: belligerency, conflict, confrontation, hostility (used m plural), strife, struggle, warfare. See CONFLICT. 3. A state of disagreement and disharmony: clash, conflict, confrontation, contention, difference, difficulty, disaccord, discord, discordance, dissension, dissent, dissentience, dissidence, dissonance, faction, friction, inharmony, schism, strife, variance, warfare. See CONFLICT. II verb To strive in opposition: battle, combat, contend, duel, fight, struggle, tilt, wrestle. See CONFLICT.

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