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  Definition of conflict
  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
  4. 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"
  5. opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
  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 state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
  8. go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
  9. be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"
Similar Words: battle, fight, engagement, struggle, dispute, difference, difference of opinion, run afoul, infringe, contravene

 

Hyponyms: Armageddon, pitched battle, naval battle, combat, armed combat, dogfight, assault, Battle of Britain, Drogheda, class struggle, class war, class warfare, rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising, pacification, counterinsurgency, strife, tug-of-war, turf war, fight, fighting, scrap, feud, war, warfare, collision, controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing, quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup, clash, friction, cold war, disagreement, dissension, dissonance, jar, collide

 

Part Meronyms: war, warfare

 

Derivational Morphology: engage, wage, fight, struggle, battle, combat, disagree, differ, dissent, take issue, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate, challenge, gainsay, run afoul, infringe, contravene, contravention, violation, infringement, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, infraction, offence, offense

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: konflikt   Croatian: konflikt  
Danish: konflikt   Dutch: conflict  
Finnish: konflikti and ristiriita   French: conflit  
German: Konflikt   Hebrew: התנגשות and סכסוך  
Italian: conflitto and incompatibilità   Russian: конфликт  
Slovak: stret   Spanish: conflicto and discrepancia  
Swedish: konflikt  
 
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