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"
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
Conflict refers to some form of friction, disagreement, or discord arising within a group when the beliefs or actions of one of more members of the group are either resisted by or unacceptable to one or more members of another group. Conflict can arise between members of the same group, known as intragroup conflict, or it can occur between members of two or more groups, and involve violence, interpersonal discord, and psychological tension, known as intergroup conflict. Conflict in groups often follows a specific course. Routine group interaction is first disrupted by an initial conflict, often caused by differences of opinion, disagreements between members, or scarcity of resources. At this point, the group is no longer united, and may split into coalitions. This period of conflict escalation in some cases gives way to a conflict resolution stage, after which the group can eventually return to routine group interaction once again.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon′flikt, n. violent collision: a struggle or contest: a battle: a mental struggle.—v.i. Conflict′, to fight: contend: to be in opposition: to clash.—adj. Conflict′ing, clashing: contradictory.—n. Conflic′tion.—adj. Conflict′ive, tending to conflict. [L. confligĕre—con, together, and fligĕre, to strike.]
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
An indecisive action.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'conflict' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1845
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'conflict' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2931
Rank popularity for the word 'conflict' in Nouns Frequency: #666
The numerical value of conflict in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of conflict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of conflict in a Sentence
That's a clear conflict of interest.
We will follow the laws of armed conflict.
Communism is in conflict with human nature.
This Iran conflict is the cherry on the cake.
There is a very great risk of ethnic conflict.
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- صراع, نزاعArabic
- münaqişə, konfliktAzerbaijani
- сблъсквам се, противоречие, противореча, несъвместим съм, несъвместимост, стълкновение, конфликтBulgarian
- conflicteCatalan, Valencian
- střet, konfliktCzech
- konflikt, overlappe, være i modstrid medDanish
- Konflikt, Streit, InkompatibilitätGerman
- σύγκρουση, σύρραξηGreek
- coincidir, discrepancia, conflictoSpanish
- تضاد, ناسازگاری, درگیریPersian
- ristiriita, törmätä, konflikti, olla ristiriidassaFinnish
- conflit, incompatibilitéFrench
- còmhragScottish Gaelic
- התנגש, חוסר התאמה, התנגשות, סכסוךHebrew
- incompatibilità, conflittoItalian
- 対立する, 衝突する, 合わない, 衝突, バッティングする, 紛争Japanese
- 충돌, 衝突Korean
- strijdig, geschil, tegenstrijdigheid, met, conflict, onverenigbaarheid, conflicteren, confligeren, zijn, strijd, overlappenDutch
- konfliktNorwegian Nynorsk
- walka, konfliktPolish
- coincidir, conflito, conflitarPortuguese
- ceartă, conflictRomanian
- конфликтовать, конфликт, столкновениеRussian
- сукоб, sukob, конфликт, konfliktSerbo-Croatian
- stret, konfliktSlovak
- konflikt, spor, nasprotovanje, nasprotovatiSlovene
- anlaşmazlık, çatışma, fikir ayrılığıTurkish
- 衝突, xung độtVietnamese
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