Synonyms for conflict

Synonyms for (noun) conflict

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: action, military action

Definition: a military engagement

Usage: he saw action in Korea


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: group action

Definition: action taken by a group of people


Synonyms: conflict

Definition: an incompatibility of dates or events

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

Similar words: incompatibility

Definition: the quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: disagreement

Definition: the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing


Synonyms: conflict

Definition: opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings

Usage: he was immobilized by conflict and indecision

Similar words: ambivalence, ambivalency

Definition: mixed feelings or emotions


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: oppositeness, opposition

Definition: the relation between opposed entities


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: state

Definition: the way something is with respect to its main attributes

Usage: the current state of knowledge; his state of health; in a weak financial state

Synonyms for (verb) conflict

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: go against, infract, offend, breach, break, transgress, violate

Definition: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

Usage: offend all laws of humanity; violate the basic laws or human civilization; break a law; break a promise


Synonyms: conflict

Definition: be in conflict

Usage: The two proposals conflict!

Similar words: counterpoint, contrast

Definition: to show differences when compared; be different

Usage: the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities