Synonyms of war in English:

war


See definition of war

noun

1‘the Napoleonic wars’

SYNONYMS

conflict, warfare, combat, fighting, struggle, armed conflict, action, military action, bloodshed, contest, tussle

battle, skirmish, fight, clash, confrontation, engagement, affray, encounter, collision, offensive, attack, blitz, siege

campaign, crusade, feud, vendetta

strife, hostility, enmity, antagonism, discord, disunity, animus, ill will, bad blood

hostilities

ANTONYMS

peace, truce, ceasefire, harmony

2‘the war against drugs’

SYNONYMS

campaign, crusade, battle, fight, struggle, movement, drive, mission


verb

1‘rival Emperors warred against each other’

SYNONYMS

fight, battle, combat, wage war, make war, be at war, be in conflict, conduct a war, do battle, join battle, take the field, take up arms

feud, quarrel, struggle, strive, contend, grapple, wrangle, tilt, cross swords, lock horns, come to blows

attack, engage, clash with, encounter, take on, set to, skirmish with, grapple with

informal be at each other's throats, fight like cat and dog

ANTONYMS

make peace