Definitions for conflict

Definitions for (noun) conflict

Main entry: conflict, battle, engagement, fight

Definition: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

Usage: Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga; he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement

Main entry: battle, struggle, conflict

Definition: an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

Usage: the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph--Thomas Paine; police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

Main entry: conflict

Definition: an incompatibility of dates or events

Usage: he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings

Main entry: conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute

Definition: a disagreement or argument about something important

Usage: he had a dispute with his wife; there were irreconcilable differences; the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats

Main entry: conflict

Definition: opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings

Usage: he was immobilized by conflict and indecision

Main entry: conflict

Definition: opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)

Usage: this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing

Main entry: conflict

Definition: a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests

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

Definitions for (verb) conflict

Main entry: infringe, run afoul, conflict, contravene

Definition: go against, as of rules and laws

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

Main entry: conflict

Definition: be in conflict

Usage: The two proposals conflict!

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