Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Internecine

adjective \ˌin-tər-ˈne-ˌsēn, -ˈnē-sən, -ˈnē-ˌsīn, -nə-ˈsēn; in-ˈtər-nə-ˌsēn\

: occurring between members of the same country, group, or organization

1: marked by slaughter : deadly; especially : mutually destructive

Ex.: internecine warfare

2: of, relating to, or involving conflict within a group

Ex: a political party that has suffered because of bitter internecine rivalries


Latin internecinus, from internecare to destroy, kill, from inter- + necare to kill, from nec-, nex violent death

First Known Use: 1663
Tags: adjective, i, latin, wordsmith: med_cat

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