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Is there a name for a war where everyone fights everyone else? I think that I heard the name "Kephyr" (Turkish? for the name of a war where it's all against all but I could not verify it.

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    There's the word mêlée, but that's usually applied to more of a small-scale skirmish, as opposed to a full-fledged war. – J.R. Dec 25 '14 at 9:15
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    Perhaps "total war"? – Jez Dec 25 '14 at 9:43
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    There is kerfuffle similar to your word but it is a fuss or commotion rather than a war. – ermanen Dec 25 '14 at 16:41
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"Internecine" is an adjective that carries some of that connotation. It can apply to either a conflict in which both sides suffer severe damage, or to an internal fight among factions within a group or a nation. Look it up and see if that's what you need, and choose your favorite pronunciation.

.. If you need a noun, you might try "free-for-all".

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    +1 more for free-for-all than internecine. – DCShannon Mar 24 '16 at 17:13
  • Oooooh I was all set to say 'free-for-all' but you slipped it in at the last moment. D:< (+1) – Augusta Nov 28 '16 at 18:20

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