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