Definition of In-fighting

1. Noun. Conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders).

Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap



2. Noun. Boxing at close quarters.
Generic synonyms: Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of In-fighting

in(p)
in-
in-and-in
in-basket
in-between
in-between hop
in-betweener
in-betweeners
in-bounds
in-box
in-boxes
in-built
in-chief(ip)
in-depth
in-engine
in-fighting (current term)
in-fill
in-flight
in-game
in-group
in-hospital
in-house
in-joke
in-jokes
in-kind
in-law
in-laws
in-line
in-line expansion

Literary usage of In-fighting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"... use merchandizes, sow seed, plant trees, build homes, or taking journies, in long or short voyages, in fighting or giving of battaile, or skirmishing. ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"One bullet passed through his hat Strange to say, not one nun was lost in fighting their way out. Forrest went over with about three thousand fire hundred ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Good H 62:560-6 My 46 In fighting trim. Outing 69:277-87 D 46 Return of the Manchester. Country Life 30: 58-9 My 46 Scent of the chrysanthemum. ..."

4. Trukese-English Dictionary by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"blow with the hands to a person's head in fighting. hand-to-hand fighting that locks the face ... a system of fighting ("under the trick throw in fighting. ..."

5. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"... took the queen and her knights, which were sore hurt in fighting. So as the queen had Mayed and all her knights, ..."

6. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1889)
"Fleets to relieve each side appeared, but spent their energies in fighting each other. Finally the Dutch burned Olinda and concentrated at Recife. ..."

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