skirmish, dispute, disunity, disaccord, dissentience, discordance, infighting, inharmony, counterinsurgency, dissent, hostilities, argument, ball game, rivalry, face-off, mission, pitched battle, match, misunderstanding, duel, controversy, division, grapple, disunion, armed struggle, a war of words, dogfight, race, striving, schism, corrivalry, difficulty, military operations, sweepstakes, tug of war, competition, state of war, confrontation, faction, quarrel, belligerency, variance, incursion
attack (part of speech: noun)
battle, fury, furor, offense, foray, spasm, combat, onslaught, invasion, riot, strike, charge, violence, sortie, aggression, raid, bloodshed, war, siege, bombardment, barrage, assault, storm, thrust, outbreak, tirade, fight, attack, frenzy
warfare (part of speech: noun)
conflict (part of speech: noun)
antipathy, commotion, collision, dissidence, brawl, animosity, discord, tension, dissonance, disharmony, feud, squall, clash, discordancy, cacophony, contention, imbroglio, dissension, hubbub, clamor, harshness, altercation, enmity, hassle, row, strife, squabble, antagonism, friction, raucousness, difference, disagreement
- To prevent this last injury, Wallace dispatched a quick- sailing vessel with Sir Alexander Ramsay, to inform King Philip of the particulars of Edward's proposals, and of the consequent continued warfare. - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
- It was this little phrase that inspirited the anxious heart of his country and denoted the energetic character of the hero whose skill and genius were so soon to be developed in active warfare. - "History of the War Between Mexico and the United States, with a Preliminary View of its Origin, Volume 1", Brantz Mayer.
- He had acquired a practical knowledge of Indian warfare; and it is said that, in the course of the hazardous partisan service in which he was often engaged, when it was necessary to penetrate dark defiles and narrow passes, he was sometimes known to advance before his men, armed with a rifle, and acting the part of a scout. - "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.