What does conflict mean?

Definitions for conflict
kənˈflɪkt; ˈkɒn flɪktcon·flict

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conflict, struggle, battlenoun

    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"

  2. conflictnoun

    opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings

    "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"

  3. battle, conflict, fight, engagementnoun

    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"

  4. conflictnoun

    a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests

    "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"

  5. conflictnoun

    an incompatibility of dates or events

    "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"

  6. conflictnoun

    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"

  7. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflictverb

    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"

  8. conflictverb

    be in conflict

    "The two proposals conflict!"

  9. conflict, run afoul, infringe, contraveneverb

    go against, as of rules and laws

    "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

Wiktionary

  1. conflictnoun

    often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.

    The conflict between the government and the rebels began three years ago.

  2. conflictverb

    to disagree or be incompatible

  3. Etymology: From conflictus, past participle of confligere, from com- (a form of con-) + fligere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conflict

    a striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves

  2. Conflict

    a strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting

  3. Conflictverb

    to strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide

  4. Conflictverb

    to maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle

  5. Conflictverb

    to be in opposition; to be contradictory

Freebase

  1. Conflict

    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

  1. Conflict

    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. confligĕrecon, together, and fligĕre, to strike.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. 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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. conflict

    An indecisive action.

Editors Contribution

  1. Conflict

    In life we have conflict, Sometimes we need to avoid conflict Sometimes we need to create it Sometimes we need to resolve it !

    Submitted by anonymous on July 12, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conflict' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1845

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conflict' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2931

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conflict' in Nouns Frequency: #666

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conflict in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conflict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of conflict in a Sentence

  1. John McCain:

    And I can understand, when it was a very small operation, why it would be done by the intelligence agencies, such as U-2s and other reconnaissance aircraft, for many years. Now it has reached the point where it's an integral part of the conflict.

  2. Andriy Lysenko:

    Ukrainian forces have stopped the advance of Russian troops ... The situation in the conflict zone is serious but under our control.

  3. Jean Barrionuebo:

    We Cubans are crazy to get ourselves out of this conflict with the United States, this has been going on for 56 years and it is the Cubans who have to pay the cost.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Whether it is a simple spat with your spouse or long-held resentment towards a family member or friend, unresolved conflict can go deeper than you can think or imagine. As a matter of fact, unforgivingness may be affecting your physical health unknowingly. Nevertheless, there is good news. Studies have shown that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards for your health, lowering the risk of heart attack, improving cholesterol levels and sleep, and reducing pain, blood pressure, and levels of anxiety, depression and stuffs like that. Besides, as you forgive your health is bound to improve, as well as your relationship with God Almighty (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  5. Foreign Minister Hector Timerman:

    Argentina has no plans for conflict with any country while Great Britain is continually at war in some part of the world.

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