strife-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: lack of agreement, not harmonious

Commentary: STRIFE[+state][+social][-agreement]
NOTE: refers to a difference of opinion

There is strife within the community over the proposed housing project.
Money can be a cause of strife in marriages.
John tried to resolve the strife between Sally and his mother concerning the menu for the wedding reception.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a struggle or intense conflict

Commentary: STRIFE[+activity][+conflict][+intense]
NOTE: implies a struggle, sometimes violent

The treaty finally ended the ten-year strife between the nations.
John doesn't mind the strife involved in climbing the corporate ladder.
Ethnic and civil strife have been reported in some regions.
The political strife in congress increases before an election.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2