Definition of fighting in English:

fighting

noun

  • The action of fighting; violence or conflict.

    ‘terrible fighting broke out in the streets’
    • ‘An example of the ferocity of the fighting was illustrated by the Third Battalion of the 137 th Infantry Regiment.’
    • ‘The United Nations now says almost 115,000 people have been uprooted by the fighting in Georgia.’
    • ‘Indeed, there has been some tough fighting.’
    • ‘King Harold is dead, fallen in a day of savage fighting against Duke William of Normandy.’
    • ‘The Humane Society of the United States keeps a database of news reports on dog fighting.’
    • ‘I think almost everyone that has spoken this afternoon has highlighted the importance of ceasing the fighting.’
    • ‘To do these things, Vietnam War reporters had to get close to the fighting.’
    • ‘Factional fighting among followers of various clerical leaders has also taken place.’
    • ‘The problem with city fighting is that too many people die.’
    • ‘The author shows a deft hand at describing the fighting without relying on blocks of first-person accounts.’
    • ‘The tunnels played a major role in the last round of heavy fighting, in summer 2006.’
    • ‘On October 24, the Soviets threatened to intervene in the fighting.’
    • ‘There was no fighting at the Bomber on Saturday night.’
    • ‘Almost all the homes have been damaged in the recent fighting.’
    • ‘Once the novelty of the costumed fighting has passed, the stories are rather forgettable.’
    • ‘In the early autumn fierce fighting took place, the gallant Serbians bearing a prominent part.’
    • ‘The war in Sudan has claimed the lives of at least 2 million people, mostly through famine brought on by the fighting.’
    • ‘It will be very, very difficult fighting.’
    • ‘It is derived from an ancient form of fighting originating in the Far East.’
    • ‘To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.’
    violence, hostilities, conflict, combat
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adjective

  • Displaying or engaging in violence, combat, or aggression.

    ‘he was a fighting man’
    ‘he put up his fists and took a fighting stance’
    • ‘Whoever wins the election, greater rank-and-file organization will be the key to rebuilding a fighting union.’
    • ‘He is, you could say, a fighting force to be reckoned with.’
    • ‘It's entirely up to you how you'll develop your fighting abilities throughout the game.’
    • ‘It was rather a fighting withdrawal - possibly the finest rearguard action in the Pacific campaign.’
    • ‘They have been put in place over centuries to protect the effectiveness of the fighting force.’
    • ‘Try to match the fighting environment as closely as possible.’
    • ‘Critically ill infants born outside the capital are being given a fighting chance of survival through a national transport programme.’
    • ‘He brings with him a bodyguard of Irish fighting men.’
    • ‘Give the poor guy at least a fighting chance Ed.’
    • ‘Both techniques were extremely successful in developing a fighting force that was the elite of their times.’
    • ‘In struggles like the 2003-04 strike of southern California grocery workers, the rank and file has shown its fighting spirit.’
    • ‘Stricken with guilt after pridefully counting his fighting men, David confessed.’
    • ‘Imagine yourself playing a fighting video game so real, you swear your actually there in the thick of the action.’
    • ‘The security situation will get worse from mid-February onwards when the weather improves and the fighting season begins. "’
    • ‘Then imagine if those titles are remakes of classic fighting games that have extremely loyal followings.’
    • ‘The civil servant apparently did not give the matter one fighting thought.’
    • ‘Does the lawsuit have a fighting chance?’
    • ‘It is approached along what is effectively a chasm with fighting platforms above on either side.’
    • ‘Defining the fighting arenas, it went to show how much a great soundtrack can make a game more memorable.’
    • ‘Violations of human rights and infringement of civilian rights by all fighting parties continue, it added.’
    violent, combative, aggressive, pugnacious, truculent, belligerent, bellicose, disputatious, antagonistic, argumentative, hawkish
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Pronunciation

fighting

/ˈfaɪdɪŋ//ˈfīdiNG/