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con·flict

 (kŏn′flĭkt′)
n.
1. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
2. A state of disagreement or disharmony between persons or ideas; a clash: a conflict over water rights.
3. Psychology An emotional or mental disturbance resulting from the opposition or simultaneous functioning of mutually exclusive impulses, desires, or tendencies.
4. Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
intr.v. (kən-flĭkt′) con·flict·ed, con·flict·ing, con·flicts
1. To be in or come into opposition; differ.
2. Archaic To engage in warfare.

[Middle English, from Latin cōnflīctus, collision, from past participle of cōnflīgere, to strike together : com-, com- + flīgere, to strike.]

con·flic′tion n.
con·flic′tive adj.
con·flic′tu·al (kən-flĭk′cho͞o-əl) adj.
Synonyms: conflict, discord, strife, contention, dissension, clash
These nouns refer to a state of disagreement and disharmony. Conflict has the broadest application: a conflict of interests; a conflict between the demands of work and family.
Discord is a lack of harmony often marked by bickering and antipathy: a long history of family discord; a summit marred by discord among the leaders.
Strife usually implies an open struggle, often destructive, between rivals or factions: marital strife that ended in divorce; ethnic tensions that were a constant source of strife.
Contention suggests a dispute in the form of heated debate or quarreling: lively contention among the candidates.
Dissension implies difference of opinion that disrupts unity within a group: rampant dissension among the staff.
Clash involves irreconcilable ideas or interests: a clash between tradition and modernity; a clash of egos.

conflict

n
1. a struggle or clash between opposing forces; battle
2. a state of opposition between ideas, interests, etc; disagreement or controversy
3. a clash, as between two appointments made for the same time
4. (Psychology) psychol opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible wishes or drives, sometimes leading to a state of emotional tension and thought to be responsible for neuroses
vb (intr)
5. to come into opposition; clash
6. to fight
[C15: from Latin conflictus, from conflīgere to combat, from flīgere to strike]
conˈfliction n
conˈflictive, conˈflictory adj

con•flict

(v. kənˈflɪkt; n. ˈkɒn flɪkt)

v.i.
1. to be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash; disagree.
2. to fight or contend; do battle.
n.
3. a fight, battle, or struggle, esp. a prolonged one; strife.
4. controversy; quarrel.
5. antagonism or opposition, as between interests or principles: a conflict of opinions.
6. discord of action, feeling, or effect.
7. incompatibility or interference, as of one idea, event, or activity with another: a conflict in the schedule.
8. a mental struggle arising from opposing demands or impulses.
9. a striking together; collision.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin conflīctus collision =conflīg(ere) to strike together, contend (con- con- + flīgere to strike) + -tus suffix of v. action]
con•flic′tion, n.
con•flic′tive, con•flic′to•ry (-ˈflɪk tə ri) adj.

conflict

An armed struggle or clash between organized groups within a nation or between nations in order to achieve limited political or military objectives. Although regular forces are often involved, irregular forces frequently predominate. Conflict often is protracted, confined to a restricted geographic area, and constrained in weaponry and level of violence. Within this state, military power in response to threats may be exercised in an indirect manner while supportive of other instruments of national power. Limited objectives may be achieved by the short, focused, and direct application of force.

Conflict

See also war.

an opponent in any kind of contest or conflict. Also called antipathist.
Rare. an antagonist.
an attitude of antagonism or aversion.
the act of threatening, especially revenge or punishment.
a refusal to obey; defiance.
1. a person engaged in a duel.
2. a person skilled at dueling.
a person who participates in a feud or other conflict.
the state of being an insurgent or rebel; the activities of insurgents or rebels.
a revolt of peasants against the social classes above them.
single combat; a duel. — monomachist, n.
the state or position of being impartial or not allied with or committed to any party or viewpoint in a conflict, especially a war or armed conflict, — neutral, n., adj.
1. the state or quality of being an opponent.
2. an act or instance of opposing.
1. the state or quality of being an antagonist.
2. an act or instance of antagonism. — oppugnant, adj.
Rare. the act or process of appeasing.
1. rebels collectively or as a group.
2. an area or region held by rebels.
battle with shadows or imaginary enemies.
a skirmish or other minor conflict.

conflict


Past participle: conflicted
Gerund: conflicting

Imperative
conflict
conflict
Present
I conflict
you conflict
he/she/it conflicts
we conflict
you conflict
they conflict
Preterite
I conflicted
you conflicted
he/she/it conflicted
we conflicted
you conflicted
they conflicted
Present Continuous
I am conflicting
you are conflicting
he/she/it is conflicting
we are conflicting
you are conflicting
they are conflicting
Present Perfect
I have conflicted
you have conflicted
he/she/it has conflicted
we have conflicted
you have conflicted
they have conflicted
Past Continuous
I was conflicting
you were conflicting
he/she/it was conflicting
we were conflicting
you were conflicting
they were conflicting
Past Perfect
I had conflicted
you had conflicted
he/she/it had conflicted
we had conflicted
you had conflicted
they had conflicted
Future
I will conflict
you will conflict
he/she/it will conflict
we will conflict
you will conflict
they will conflict
Future Perfect
I will have conflicted
you will have conflicted
he/she/it will have conflicted
we will have conflicted
you will have conflicted
they will have conflicted
Future Continuous
I will be conflicting
you will be conflicting
he/she/it will be conflicting
we will be conflicting
you will be conflicting
they will be conflicting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conflicting
you have been conflicting
he/she/it has been conflicting
we have been conflicting
you have been conflicting
they have been conflicting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conflicting
you will have been conflicting
he/she/it will have been conflicting
we will have been conflicting
you will have been conflicting
they will have been conflicting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conflicting
you had been conflicting
he/she/it had been conflicting
we had been conflicting
you had been conflicting
they had been conflicting
Conditional
I would conflict
you would conflict
he/she/it would conflict
we would conflict
you would conflict
they would conflict
Past Conditional
I would have conflicted
you would have conflicted
he/she/it would have conflicted
we would have conflicted
you would have conflicted
they would have conflicted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conflict - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)conflict - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
class struggle, class war, class warfare - conflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes)
insurrection, revolt, uprising, rising, rebellion - organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
counterinsurgency, pacification - actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency
group action - action taken by a group of people
strife - bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
tug-of-war - any hard struggle between equally matched groups
turf war - a bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rights; "a turf war erupted between street gangs"; "the president's resignation was the result of a turf war with the board of directors"
fighting, combat, fight, scrap - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
feud - a bitter quarrel between two parties
warfare, war - an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare"
2.conflict - opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
ambivalence, ambivalency - mixed feelings or emotions
3.conflict - a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a warconflict - a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
Armageddon - any catastrophically destructive battle; "they called the first World War an Armageddon"
pitched battle - a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
naval battle - a pitched battle between naval fleets
armed combat, combat - an engagement fought between two military forces
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
dogfight - an aerial engagement between fighter planes
assault - close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
4.conflict - a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
friction, clash - a state of conflict between persons
clash - a state of conflict between colors; "her dress was a disturbing clash of colors"
disagreement, dissonance, dissension - a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
5.conflict - an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
incompatibility - the quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination
6.conflict - opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot); "this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"
oppositeness, opposition - the relation between opposed entities
7.conflict - a disagreement or argument about something importantconflict - a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
disagreement - the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
collision - a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals; "a collision of interests"
contestation, controversy, disceptation, arguing, argument, contention, disputation, tilt - a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
gap - a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
dustup, quarrel, run-in, wrangle, row, words - an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
Verb1.conflict - be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"
counterpoint, contrast - to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
collide, jar, clash - be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash"
2.conflict - go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
breach, infract, transgress, violate, go against, offend, break - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"

conflict

noun
1. dispute, difference, opposition, hostility, disagreement, friction, strife, fighting, antagonism, variance, discord, bad blood, dissension, divided loyalties Try to keep any conflict between you and your ex-partner to a minimum.
dispute accord, agreement, harmony
2. struggle, battle, clash, strife the anguish of his own inner conflict
3. battle, war, fight, clash, contest, set-to (informal), encounter, combat, engagement, warfare, collision, contention, strife, head-to-head, fracas The National Security Council has met to discuss ways of preventing a military conflict.
battle peace, treaty, truce
verb
1. be incompatible, clash, differ, disagree, contend, strive, collide, be at variance He held firm opinions which sometimes conflicted with my own.
be incompatible agree, coincide, reconcile, harmonize

conflict

nounverb
To fail to be in accord:
Idiom: go counter to.
Translations
تَضارُب، اخْتِلافصِراعصِراع، نِزاعيَتَضارَب، يَتَصارَع
konfliktsporstřetbitvaboj
konfliktmodsigestridkamp
ristiriitakonflikti
konfliktsukob
konfliktus
átökbaráttarekast/stangast á
バッティングする合わない対立する衝突衝突する
충돌
nesutarimasprieštarautiprieštaravimas
būt pretrunākonfliktsnesaskaņanesaskanētsadursme
conflictconflicterenconfligerengeschilmet
spor
konfliktконфликт
konflikt
ความขัดแย้ง
sự xung đột

conflict

A. [ˈkɒnflɪkt] Nconflicto m
to be in conflict with sth/sbestar en conflicto con algo/algn
the theories are in conflictlas teorías están en conflicto or se contradicen
to come into conflict withentrar en conflicto con
conflict of interestsconflicto m de intereses, incompatibilidad f (de intereses)
conflict of evidencecontradicción f de testimonios
B. [kənˈflɪkt] VI [ideas, evidence, statements etc] → estar reñido (with con) [interests] → estar en conflicto (with con) that conflicts with what he told meeso contradice lo que me dijo

conflict

[ˈkɒnflɪkt]
n
(= fighting) → conflit m
(= dispute) → conflit m
to be in conflict with sb → être en conflit avec qn
(between different beliefs, ideas, interests)conflit m
a conflict of loyalty → un conflit de loyauté
[kənˈflɪkt] vi (= differ) [interests, aims] → entrer en conflit; [opinions] → s'opposer, se heurter
to conflict with sth [opinions, research] → être en contradiction avec qch, contredire qch

conflict

nKonflikt m; (of moral issues, ideas also)Widerstreit m, → Zwiespalt m; (between two accounts etc) → Widerspruch m; (= fighting)Zusammenstoß m; to be in conflict with somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw im Konflikt liegen, im Widerspruch zu jdm/etw stehen; the ego is always in conflict with the iddas Ich ist immer im Widerstreit mit dem Es; to come into conflict with somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw in Konflikt geraten; open/armed conflictoffener Konflikt/bewaffneter Zusammenstoß; border conflictGrenzkonflikt m; conflict of interests/opinionsInteressen-/Meinungskonflikt m
viim Widerspruch stehen (with zu), widersprechen (→ with +dat); their opinions on the subject conflictin diesem Punkt stehen ihre Ansichten im Widerspruch zueinander

conflict

[n ˈkɒnflɪkt; vb kənˈflɪkt]
1. nconflitto
2. [kənˈflɪkt] vi to conflict (with)essere in conflitto (con)

conflict

(ˈkonflikt) noun
1. (a) disagreement. There was considerable conflict about which plan should be accepted.
2. a fight or battle.
(kənˈflikt) verb
to contradict each other; to disagree. The two accounts of what had happened conflicted (with each other).

conflict

صِراع konflikt konflikt Konflikt σύγκρουση conflicto ristiriita conflit sukob conflitto 衝突 충돌 conflict konflikt konflikt conflito конфликт konflikt ความขัดแย้ง çatışma sự xung đột 冲突

con·flict

n. conflicto, problema.

conflict

n conflicto
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It was impossible to help laughing at the funny conflict between Laurie's chivalrous reluctance to speak ill of womankind, and his very natural dislike of the unfeminine folly of which fashionable society showed him many samples.
The hardy colonist, and the trained European who fought at his side, frequently expended months in struggling against the rapids of the streams, or in effecting the rugged passes of the mountains, in quest of an opportunity to exhibit their courage in a more martial conflict.
The people looked, with an unshaken hope, to see the minister come forth out of the conflict transfigured with the glory which he would unquestionably win.
And brave as he might be, it was that sort of bravery chiefly, visible in some intrepid men, which, while generally abiding firm in the conflict with seas, or winds, or whales, or any of the ordinary irrational horrors of the world, yet cannot withstand those more terrific, because more spiritual terrors, which sometimes menace you from the concentrating brow of an enraged and mighty man.
The marriage would have been at once, if they had had their way; but this would mean that they would have to do without any wedding feast, and when they suggested this they came into conflict with the old people.
Thine is the victory without the battle,--the crown without the conflict.
The most conspicuously situated lady in that massed flower-bed of feminine show and finery inclined her head by way of assent, and then the spokesman of the prisoners delivered himself and his fellows into her hands for free pardon, ransom, captivity, or death, as she in her good pleasure might elect; and this, as he said, he was doing by command of Sir Kay the Senes- chal, whose prisoners they were, he having vanquished them by his single might and prowess in sturdy conflict in the field.
During the conflict, I had talked a little, now and then, with a young gentleman of the White Cap Corps, and he had mentioned that he was to fight next--and had also pointed out his challenger, a young gentleman who was leaning against the opposite wall smoking a cigarette and restfully observing the duel then in progress.
He presently got safely beyond the reach of capture and punishment, and hastened toward the public square of the village, where two "military" companies of boys had met for conflict, according to previous appointment.
The fact is, after my conflict with and victory over Mrs.
Not liking to show him that I had heard the conflict, I continued my toilette rather noisily, looked at my watch, and soliloquised on the length of the night: 'Not three o'clock yet
Ere long the thickening conflict of her thoughts forced its way outward for relief, in words and actions.