Definition of warring in US English:

warring

adjective

  • attributive (of two or more people or groups) in conflict with each other.

    ‘warring factions’
    ‘a warring couple’
    • ‘The security troops stood by around the campus at the request of the warring groups and the university rector.’
    • ‘Keeping the warring factions behaving in a civilised fashion can be a very difficult job.’
    • ‘If only Australia did have a warring half dozen papers, each out to humiliate and bankrupt the other, how much better served we would be.’
    • ‘The chairman, who will not come from any of the warring factions, is expected to be picked this week.’
    • ‘Step one would be to pour cold water on the warring factions and keep such analysis in-house.’
    • ‘It's taken delicate negotiations with the warring parties to come this far.’
    • ‘This scheme will involve trained mediators bringing warring parties together to discuss and sort out their differences.’
    • ‘It has taken five years for peace to be declared between the warring factions.’
    • ‘His songs have the power to stop warring groups and turn them toward peace.’
    • ‘The warring factions resume peace talks at the United Nations today.’
    • ‘It needed the combined effort of several team officials who raced onto the field to separate the warring factions.’
    • ‘Amazingly in Rwanda, the warring factions declared they would not harm the gorillas.’
    • ‘In 11 other cases the children were either returned voluntarily or the warring parties reached an agreement.’
    • ‘It was rather difficult to constantly be the neutral faction in a warring household.’
    • ‘At the turn of the twentieth century, American Protestantism split into two warring camps.’
    • ‘But they also know that if we cut and run, their country would be at the mercy of warring groups which are united only in their distaste for democracy.’
    • ‘They called for a day of peace between warring street gangs.’
    • ‘On these warring accounts of the past, futures are built.’
    • ‘Indeed, human rights are the middle ground on which they tried to bring together the warring groups.’
    • ‘The warring factions got wind of what he was going to do.’
    opposing, conflicting, clashing, at war, contending, fighting, battling, quarrelling
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Pronunciation

warring

/ˈwɔrɪŋ//ˈwôriNG/