Definitions for Conflictkənˈflɪkt; ˈkɒn flɪkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•flictkənˈflɪkt; ˈkɒn flɪkt(v.; n.; v.i.)
to be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash; disagree.
to fight or contend; do battle.
(n.)a fight, battle, or struggle, esp. a prolonged one; strife.
antagonism or opposition, as between interests or principles:
a conflict of opinions.
discord of action, feeling, or effect.
incompatibility or interference, as of one idea, event, or activity with another:
a conflict in the schedule.
a mental struggle arising from opposing demands or impulses.
Category: Psychology, Psychiatry
a striking together; collision.
Origin of conflict:
1375–1425; late ME < L conflīctus collision =conflīg(ere) to strike together, contend (con-con - +flīgere to strike) +-tus suffix of v. action
con•flic′tive-ˈflɪk tə ri(adj.)
con•flic′to•ry-ˈflɪk tə ri(adj.)
conflict, struggle, battle(noun)
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"
opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
"he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
battle, conflict, fight, engagement(noun)
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"
a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
"his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
an incompatibility of dates or events
"he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
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"
dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict(verb)
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"
be in conflict
"The two proposals conflict!"
conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene(verb)
go against, as of rules and laws
"He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
conflict(noun)ənˈflɪkt; n. ˈkɒn flɪkt
arguments or a disagreement between people
local political conflicts; a conflict between neighbors over property rights; He came into conflict with several other teachers.
conflictənˈflɪkt; n. ˈkɒn flɪkt
war or violence
a bloody conflict in the region; armed conflict
conflictənˈflɪkt; n. ˈkɒn flɪkt
differences between ideas or feelings that cannot be resolved
the conflict between the demands of work and family; morals in conflict with behavior
conflict(verb)ənˈflɪkt; n. ˈkɒn flɪkt
(of ideas or feelings) to be different in a way that is difficult to resolve
a foreign policy that conflicts with the wishes of the U.S.; conflicting emotions/interests/claims/views
often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.
The conflict between the government and the rebels began three years ago.
to disagree or be incompatible
Origin: From conflictus, past participle of confligere, from com- (a form of con-) + fligere
a striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves
a strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting
to strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide
to maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle
to be in opposition; to be contradictory
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
Translations for Conflict
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
There was considerable conflict about which plan should be accepted.
- تَضارُب، اخْتِلافArabic
- conflitoPortuguese (BR)
- der StreitGerman
- konflikt; stridDanish
- διαμάχη, διαφωνίαGreek
- عدم توافق؛ اختلافFarsi
- conflit (d'opinions)French
- נִגוּד ,נִיגוּדHebrew
- perselisihan, konflikIndonesian
- nesutarimas, konfliktas, prieštaravimasLithuanian
- nesaskaņa; konfliktsLatvian
- konflikt, sammenstøt, uenighetNorwegian
- عدم توافق؛ اختلافPersian
- ټكر خوړل، مخالفت كول، تصادم كول: په زوره په بل شى سره نښتل ، لګېدل: ټكر، مخالفت، نښته لګېدنه، اخ وډبPashto
- anlaşmazlık, çatışmaTurkish
- 衝突Chinese (Trad.)
- конфлікт; суперечністьUkrainian
- اختلاف رائےUrdu
- sự xung độtVietnamese
- 争论Chinese (Simp.)
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