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clashing

[ klash ]SEE DEFINITION OF clashing

Synonyms for clashing

  • discord
  • disagreement
  • opposition
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLASHING

There was a sound of rude voices, and a clashing of swords and staves.

There was a great snarling and growling, a clashing of teeth and a flurry of bodies.

He sees Germany still a mere crazy-quilt of clashing states.

She got up with a clashing of little chains and yawned broadly.

The policies of the English colonists and of their general government were ever clashing.

Clashing shields and waving javelins, while we are cut to pieces!

A terrific shout was heard now, above the clashing of steel.

At present my morning and evening baths are in serious danger of clashing.

This experiment will enable you to figure to your mind a pair of clashing atoms.

Then he heaved the soft mass of the dead termite into the clashing mandibles.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "to make a loud, sharp sound," of imitative origin, or a blend of clap and crash. Cf. Dutch kletsen "splash, clash," German klatschen, Danish klaske "clash, knock about." Figurative sense, in reference to non-physical strife or battle, is first attested 1620s. Of things, "to come into collision," from 1650s; of colors, "to go badly together," first recorded 1894. Related: Clashed; clashing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CLASHING

ambivalent

adjectiveconflicting

disagreement

noundispute, quarrel
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