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conflict Explained

conflict at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

(noun) ['kɔnflıkt]
(verb) [kənf'lıkt]

conflict at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

conflict-see confliger

conflict at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: conflictus, from the past participle of confligere 'to strike together', from com- ( COM-) + fligere 'to strike']//
1 [U and C] a state of disagreement or argument between people, groups, countries etc: conflict over// --conflicts over wage settlements// conflict between// --the conflict between tradition and innovation// in conflict (with sb)// --normal kids who are in conflict with their parents// political/social/industrial conflict // --social and political conflict in the 1930s// --the threat of industrial conflict in the coalfields// --Marx points out the potential conflicts below the surface of society.// --His views on the literal truth of the Bible brought him into conflict with other Christian leaders.// --Doctors exercise considerable power and often come into conflict with politicians.// --a lawyer specializing in conflict resolution //
2 [U and C] fighting or a war: armed/military/violent conflict // --For years the region has been torn apart by armed conflicts.// --UN troops intervened to avert a threat of violent conflict.// --efforts to resolve the conflict //
3 [U and C] a situation in which you have to choose between two or more opposite needs, influences etc: --As women increasingly went out to work, the possibility of a conflict of loyalties became stronger.// conflict between// --a conflict between the demands of one's work and one's family// in conflict (with sth)// --The principles of democracy are sometimes in conflict with political reality.//
4 [U and C] a situation in which you have two opposite feelings about something: --a state of inner conflict//
5 [C] AmE something that you have to do at the same time that someone wants you to do something else: --Sorry, I have a conflict on Friday. Can we make it Monday?//
6 conflict of interest/interests: a) a situation in which you cannot do your job fairly because you will be affected by the decision you make// --There is a growing conflict of interest between her position as a politician and her business activities.// b) a situation in which different people want different things//
conflict 2 v [I] if two ideas, beliefs, opinions etc conflict, they cannot exist together or both be true // conflict with// --new evidence which conflicts with previous findings// conflicting opinions/demands/interests etc // --I had been given a great deal of conflicting advice.// --There are conflicting views about what caused the accident.//

conflict at Dutch => English Of Explained:


conflict at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In psychology, mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes, or demands. A child, for example, may be dependent on his mother but fear her because she is rejecting and punitive. Conflicts that are not readily resolved may cause the person to suffer helplessness and anxiety.

conflict at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

279 Moby Thesaurus words for "conflict":
Discordia, Eris, Kilkenny cats, action, aerial combat, affray,
agree to disagree, altercation, ambivalence,
ambivalence of impulse, antagonism, antagonize, antipathy,
antithesis, argument, argumentation, armored combat, backlash,
bad blood, battle, battle royal, be antipathetic,
be at cross-purposes, be at variance, be distinct,
be distinguished, be inimical, be opposed to, beat against,
belligerence, bickering, brawl, break, break off, brush, bullfight,
cat-and-dog life, clash, clash of arms, clash with, clashing,
cockfight, collide, collision, combat, competition, concours,
conflict with, confrontation, confutation, confute, contention,
contentiousness, contest, contestation, contradict, contradiction,
contradistinction, contraindication, contrapose, contraposition,
contrariety, contrariness, contrast, contrast with, contravene,
controversy, controvert, counter, counteract, counteraction,
counterattack, counterbalance, countercheck, counterpoise,
counterpose, counterposition, countervail, counterwork,
counterworking, crankiness, cross, cross-purposes, crotchetiness,
cut and thrust, debate, decompensation, depart from,
despitefulness, deviate from, differ, differ in opinion,
difference, disaccord, disaccordance, disaffinity, disagree,
disagree with, disagreement, discord, discordance, discordancy,
discrepancy, disharmony, disparity, disputation, dispute,
dissension, dissent, dissidence, dissonance, disturb, disunion,
disunity, divaricate from, diverge, diverge from, divergence,
diversity, dogfight, embroilment, emotional shock, emulation,
engagement, enmity, exchange of blows, external frustration,
faction, feud, fight, fighting, fire fight, fracas, fractiousness,
fray, friction, frustration, go against, go counter to, grate,
ground combat, hand-to-hand combat, hand-to-hand fight, hate,
hatred, hit a clinker, hold opposite views, hostility,
house-to-house combat, inaccordance, incompatibility,
incompatibleness, inconsistency, inequality, inharmoniousness,
inharmony, inimicalness, interfere, interfere with, interference,
jangle, jar, jar with, jarring, jostle, juxtapose in opposition,
kick, litigation, lock horns, logomachy, malevolence, malice,
malignity, meet, meet head-on, meeting, mental shock,
militate against, mischief, mismatch, mismate,
misunderstand one another, naval combat, negate, negation,
negativeness, nonconformity, noncooperation, not accord with,
not get along, not square with, object, obstinacy, offset,
open conflict, oppose, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugn,
oppugnance, oppugnancy, paper war, passage of arms, perverseness,
perversity, pitched battle, play at cross-purposes, polarity,
polemic, psychological stress, pull different ways, quarrel,
quarreling, quarrelsomeness, reaction, recalcitrance, recoil,
refractoriness, rencontre, renitency, repercussion, repugnance,
resist, resistance, revolt, rivalry, row, rub, rumble, run against,
run counter to, running fight, scramble, scrapping, scrimmage,
scuffle, set off, shoving match, showdown, skirmish, spat, spite,
spitefulness, squabble, squabbling, stand apart,
stand over against, stand-up fight, strained relations,
street fight, stress, strife, striving, struggle, swim upstream,
swimming upstream, tauromachy, tension, tiff, trauma, traumatism,
tug-of-war, tussle, uncooperativeness, unharmoniousness,
unpleasantness, unstring, untune, variance, vary, vying, war,
war of words, warfare, words, work against, wrangle, wrangling

conflict at Dutch => English Of Explained:

conflict [kɔnflikt]

conflict at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun [C, U] ~ (between A and B) | ~ (over sth)
1 a situation in which people, groups or countries are involved in a serious disagreement or argument:
a conflict between two cultures * The violence was the result of political and ethnic conflicts. * She found herself in conflict with her parents over her future career. * John often comes into conflict with his boss. * The government has done nothing to resolve the conflict over nurses' pay.
2 a violent situation or period of fighting between two countries:
armed / military conflict * A conflict between the two countries could easily spread across the whole region.
3 a situation in which there are opposing ideas, opinions, feelings or wishes; a situation in which it is difficult to choose:
The story tells of a classic conflict between love and duty. * Her diary was a record of her inner conflict. * Many of these ideas appear to be in conflict with each other.
conflict of interest(s) a situation in which there are two jobs, aims, roles, etc. and it is not possible for both of them to be treated equally and fairly at the same time:
There was a conflict of interest between his business dealings and his political activities.
verb [V] ~ (with sth) if two ideas, beliefs, stories, etc. conflict, it is not possible for them to exist together or for them both to be true
conflicting emotions / interests / loyalties * These results conflict with earlier findings. * Reports conflicted on how much of the aid was reaching the famine victims.

CONFLICT at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

reath left in my body, I will refuse.
2 [C] an amount of air that enters the lungs at one time:
to take a deep breath * He recited the whole poem in one breath.
3 ~ of sth [sing.] (formal) a small amount of sth; slight evidence of sth:
a breath o

Conflict at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conflict \Con*flict"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conflicted}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Conflicting}.] [L. conflictus, p. p. of confligere
to conflict (cf. conflictare); con- + fligere to strike; cf.
Gr. fli`bein, qli`bein, to press, L. flagrum whip.]
1. To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision;
to collide. --Shak.

Fire and water conflicting together. --Bacon.

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

A man would be content to . . . conflict with great
difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward. --Abp.

3. To be in opposition; to be contradictory.

The laws of the United States and of the individual
States may, in some cases, conflict with each other.

Syn: To fight; contend; contest; resist; struggle; combat;
strive; battle.

Conflict \Con"flict\, n. [L. conflictus a striking together, fr.
confligere, -flictum, to strike together, to fight: cf. F.
conflit, formerly also conflict. See {Conflict}, v.]
1. A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a
conflict of elements or waves.

2. A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle;
struggle; fighting.

As soon as he [Atterbury] was himself again, he
became eager for action and conflict. --Macaulay.

An irrepressible conflict between opposing and
enduring forces. --W. H.

{Conflict of laws}, that branch of jurisprudence which deals
with individual litigation claimed to be subject to the
conflicting laws of two or more states or nations; --
often used as synonymous with {Private international law}.

Syn: Contest; collision; struggle; combat; strife;
contention; battle; fight; encounter. See {Contest}.

conflict at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: 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" [syn: {struggle},
2: opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible
feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
3: 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" [syn: {battle}, {fight}, {engagement}]
4: 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: an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a
conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
6: 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: 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" [syn: {dispute}, {difference}, {difference
of opinion}]

v 1: be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"
2: go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the
law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules" [syn: {run
afoul}, {infringe}, {contravene}]

conflict at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » conflictus|lang=la, past participle of Inter: term » confligere||to strike together|lang=la, from Inter: term » com-||together|lang=la (a form of con-) + Inter: term » fligere||to strike|lang=la


; Noun
  • Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈkɒn.flɪkt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"kQn.flIkt/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » kŏn'flĭkt, Inter: IPA » /ˈkɑːn.flɪkt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"kAn.flIkt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-conflict-noun.ogg|Audio (US)

; Verb
  • Inter: a » UK|US Inter: enPR » kənflĭkt', Inter: IPA » /kənˈflɪkt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /k@n"flIkt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-conflict-verb.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.
    1. : The conflict between the government and the rebels began three years ago.
    2. An incompatibility, as of two things that cannot be simultaneously fulfilled.
    3. : I wanted to attend the meeting but theres a conflict in my schedule that day.''

      Related terms

      * conflictional


      Inter: trans-top » clash or disagreement

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|صراع|m|tr=ṣirāʿ|sc=Arab, Inter: t- » ar|نزاع|m|tr=nizāʿ|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|կոնֆլիկտ|tr=konflikt|sc=Armn
  • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|münaqişə, Inter: t- » az|konflikt
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|канфлікт|m|tr=kanflíkt|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|стълкновение|n|tr=stălknovenie|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|конфликт|m|tr=konflikt|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|conflicte
  • Cebuano: Inter: tø » ceb|away
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|衝突|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|冲突|tr=chōngtū|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|střet|m, Inter: t+ » cs|konflikt|m
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|konflikt|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|conflict|n, Inter: t+ » nl|geschil|n, Inter: t+ » nl|strijd|m
  • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|konflikt
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|konflikti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conflit|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|კონფლიქტი|tr=konp'lik'ti|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konflikt|m, Inter: t+ » de|Streit|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σύρραξη|f|tr=syrraxi|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|סכסוך|m|tr=sikhsúkh|sc=Hebr
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|konfliktus
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|konflikto
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|konflik
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|coinbhleacht|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|conflitto|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|衝突|tr=しょうとつ, shōtotsu|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|충돌|tr=chungdol|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|衝突|sc=Kore)
    • Krio: Inter: tø » kri|plabah
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|konflikts|m
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|konfliktas|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|конфликт|m|tr=konflikt|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|konflik
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|konflikt|c
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|تضاد|tr=tazzâd|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t+ » fa|ناسازگاری|tr=nâsâzgâri|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|konflikt|m, Inter: t+ » pl|walka|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|conflito|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|conflict|n, Inter: t+ » ro|ceartă
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конфликт|m|tr=konflíkt|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|столкновение|n|tr=stolknovénije|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|còmhrag|f
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|сукоб|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|конфликт|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|sukob|m, Inter: t- » sh|konflikt|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|stret|m, Inter: t- » sk|konflikt|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|spor|m, Inter: t- » sl|konflikt|m, Inter: t- » sl|nasprotovanje|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|conflicto|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|konflikt|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|çatışma, Inter: t+ » tr|anlaşmazlık
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|конфлікт|m|tr=konflíkt|sc=Cyrl
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|xung đột (Inter: t- » vi|衝突)

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » incompatibility
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|противоречие|n|tr=protivorečie|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|несъвместимост|f|tr=nesăvmestimost|sc=Cyrl
    • Cebuano: Inter: tø » ceb|dili magkauyon
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|konflikt|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|conflict|n, Inter: t+ » nl|onverenigbaarheid, Inter: t+ » nl|tegenstrijdigheid|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ristiriita
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conflit|m, Inter: t+ » fr|incompatibilité
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konflikt|m, Inter: t+ » de|Inkompatibilität|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σύγκρουση|f|tr=sýgkrousi|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|התנגשות|f|tr=hitnagshút|sc=Hebr, Inter: t- » he|חוסר התאמה|m|tr=khóser hat`amá|sc=Hebr
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|incompatibilità|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|conflict
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конфликт|m|tr=konflíkt|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|сукоб|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|конфликт|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|sukob|m, Inter: t- » sh|konflikt|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|discrepancia|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: Inter: t+ » eo|konflikto
    • Inter: ttbc » te: Inter: t- » te|వైరుధ్యం|tr=vairudhyam|sc=Telu

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: intransitive » with ‘with’ To be at odds (with); to disagree or be incompatible
    1. Inter: intransitive » with ‘with’ To overlap (with), as in a schedule.
    2. : Your conference call conflicts with my older one: please reschedule.


      Inter: trans-top » be at odds (with)

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|противореча, Inter: t- » bg|сблъсквам се
  • Cebuano: wala nagtakdo
  • Chinese: 衝突、矛盾、相衝、相撞
  • Danish: være i modstrid med
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|conflicteren (Inter: t+ » nl|met), Inter: t- » nl|confligeren (Inter: t+ » nl|met), Inter: t- » nl|strijdig Inter: t+ » nl|zijn (Inter: t+ » nl|met)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: olla ristiriidassa, törmätä
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|התנגש|tr=hitnagésh
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|衝突する|tr=shōtosu, Inter: t- » ja|対立する|tr=tairitsu
    • Russian: конфликтовать (konfliktovát') Inter: imp » f
    • Slovene: (si) Inter: t- » sl|nasprotovati
    • Spanish: discrepar estar reñido

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » overlap with, as in a schedule
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|несъвместим съм
    • Cebuano: nagsapaw
    • Danish: overlappe
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|overlappen
    • Finnish: olla ristiriidassa, törmätä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|התנגש|tr=hitnagésh
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|バッティングする|tr=battying-suru Inter: qualifier » colloquial, Inter: t- » ja|合わない|tr=awanai
  • Russian: конфликтовать (konfliktovát') Inter: imp » f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|coincidir

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y
    Category: Category:English heteronyms -



    From Inter: etyl » la|nl Inter: term » conflictus|lang=la, past participle of Inter: term » confligere||to strike together|lang=la, from Inter: term » com-||together|lang=la (a form of con-) + Inter: term » fligere||to strike|lang=la


    * Inter: audio » Nl-conflict.ogg|Audio


    Inter: nl-noun » n|conflicten|conflictje
  • A conflict, clash or dispute

    Derived terms

    * conflictsituatie
    • conflictstof

      Related terms

      * conflictueus (adjective)

    Translation: cs » conflict
    Translation: cy » conflict
    Translation: de » conflict
    Translation: et » conflict
    Translation: el » conflict
    Translation: es » conflict
    Translation: eo » conflict
    Translation: eu » conflict
    Translation: fa » conflict
    Translation: fr » conflict
    Translation: ko » conflict
    Translation: io » conflict
    Translation: it » conflict
    Translation: kn » conflict
    Translation: kk » conflict
    Translation: ku » conflict
    Translation: li » conflict
    Translation: hu » conflict
    Translation: mg » conflict
    Translation: ml » conflict
    Translation: my » conflict
    Translation: nl » conflict
    Translation: ja » conflict
    Translation: no » conflict
    Translation: pl » conflict
    Translation: ro » conflict
    Translation: si » conflict
    Category: simple:conflict -
    Translation: fi » conflict
    Translation: sv » conflict
    Translation: ta » conflict
    Translation: te » conflict
    Translation: tr » conflict
    Translation: uk » conflict
    Translation: vi » conflict
    Translation: wa » conflict
    Translation: zh » conflict