What is another word for skirmish?

Pronunciation: [skˈɜːmɪʃ] (IPA)

A "skirmish" can be defined as a minor or brief battle or conflict. There are many synonyms that can be used to convey the same meaning. Some examples include: scuffle, fray, tussle, clash, brawl, altercation, confrontation, exchange, dust-up, and battle. Each of these synonyms has a slightly different connotation, and can be used in different contexts. For instance, "clash" and "brawl" might suggest a more violent encounter, while "scuffle" and "tussle" might suggest a shorter and less intense conflict. Ultimately, the choice of synonym will depend on the specific context and desired tone of the writing or conversation.

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What are the hypernyms for Skirmish?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Skirmish?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for skirmish?

Skirmish is a term that signifies a brief and unplanned exchange of fire or armed combat between two parties. Antonyms, on the other hand, are words that have opposite meanings. Some of the antonyms for skirmish include peace, harmony, cooperation, alliance, and friendship. These words imply a sense of agreement, unity, and understanding between two or more parties. While skirmish denotes hostility and conflict, the opposite terms indicate a willingness to collaborate and work together towards a common goal. Hence, understanding the usage of antonyms for "skirmish" can help in choosing the right words to express a more positive and peaceful sentiment.

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Usage examples for Skirmish

And since the skirmish duty falls on me- Despite the wait, of hungry folk deplored- One opening shot I claim, one modest toast To her who makes life easy for our host.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions"
Slason Thompson
What a skirmish that was!
"Ahead of the Army"
W. O. Stoddard
Colonel Tassara took the glass with apparently perfect coolness, and Ned took note that it did not tremble at all, as he aimed it at the distant skirmish.
"Ahead of the Army"
W. O. Stoddard

Famous quotes with Skirmish

  • There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.
    Andrew Cuomo
  • As full lines of battle could not be handled through the thick wood, I ordered the advance of the six brigades by heavy skirmish lines, to be followed by stronger supporting lines.
    James Longstreet
  • The most trivial skirmish is not trivial to those who die in it, and so should not be trivial in any ultimate sense to us.
    Gene Wolfe
  • The one good thing to be said about announcing yourself as a writer in the colonial Canadian fifties is that nobody told me I couldn't do it because I was a girl. They simply found the entire proposition ridiculous. Writers were dead and English, or else extremely elderly and American; they were not sixteen years old and Canadian. It would have been worse if I'd been a boy, though. Never mind the fact that all the really stirring poems I'd read at that time had been about slaughter, mayhem, sex and death — poetry was thought of as existing in the pastel female realm, along with embroidery and flower arranging. If I'd been male I would probably have had to roll around in the mud, in some boring skirmish over whether or not I was a sissy.
    Margaret Atwood

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