To kick, kick against, recalcitrate, lift the hand against, see Attack 716, repel, repulse, to rise, revolt, mutiny.

    (Phrases). To fly in the face of; to kick against the pricks; to take the bit between one's teeth.

    (Adjectives). Resisting, etc., resistive, resistant, refractory, mutinous, recalcitrant, up in arms, see Disobedient 742.

    Unyielding, unconquered, indomitable.

    (Interjections). Hands off! keep off!

  • Contention (Substantives), contest, struggle, contestation, debate 476, logomachy, high words, rivalry, corrivalry, corrivalship, competition, concours, gymkhana, race, heat, steeplechase, bickering, strife 713.
  • Wrestling, jiu-jitsu, pugilism, boxing, fisticuffs, spar, prize-fighting, set-to, round, fracas, row, shindy, scrap, dust, rumpus, outbreak, clash, collision, shock, breach of the peace, brawl.

    (Phrases). A stand-up fight; hand-to-hand fight.

    Conflict, skirmish, rencounter, scuffle, encounter, rencontre, velitation, tussle, scrimmage, scrummage, broil, fray, affray, mêlée, affair, brush, bout, fight, battle, combat, action, engagement, battle-royal, running fight, free fight, joust, tournament, tourney, pitched battle, death-struggle, Armageddon.

    Naval engagement, naumachia, naumachy, sea-fight.

    Duel, satisfaction, monomachy, single combat, passage of arms, a triangular duel.

    (Verbs). To contend, contest, struggle, vie with, race, race with, outvie, battle with, cope with, compete, join issue, bandy, try conclusions with, close with, square, buckle with, wrestle, joust, enter the lists, take up arms, take the field, encounter, struggle with, grapple with, tackle, engage with, strive with, fall to, encounter, collide with.

    (Phrases). Join battle; fall foul of; have a brush with; break the peace; take up the cudgels; unsheath the sword; couch one's lance; to run a tilt at; give satisfaction; measure swords; lay about one; cut and thrust; fight without the gloves; go on the warpath.

    (Adjectives). Contending, etc., see 722; pugilistic, agonistic, competitive, rival, polemical 476, rough- and-tumble.

    (Adverbial Phrases). A verbis ad verbera; à outrance; pull devil, pull baker.

  • Peace (Substantives), amity, truce, harmony, see Concord 714, tranquillity.
  • (Phrase). Piping time of peace.

    (Verbs). To be at peace, etc., to keep the peace, etc., 714.

    (Adjectives). Pacific, peaceable, peaceful, tranquil, untroubled, halycon.

    (Phrase). Hors concours.

  • Warfare (Substantives), war, hostilities, fighting, etc., open war, ultima ratio, war to the knife, internecine war, guerre à mort; guerre à outrance.
  • Battle array, campaign, crusade, war-path.

    Warlike spirit, military spirit, militarism, bellicosity.

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