Definition of warring in English:

warring

adjective

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

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

Pronunciation

warring

/ˈwôriNG//ˈwɔrɪŋ/