conflict


conflict
conflict [kən flikt′; ] for n. [ kän′flikt΄]
vi.
[ME conflicten < L conflictus, pp. of confligere, to strike together < com-, together + fligere, to strike: see INFLICT]
1. Obs. to fight; battle; contend
2. to be antagonistic, incompatible, or contradictory; be in opposition; clash [ideas that conflict]
n.
1. a fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
2. sharp disagreement or opposition, as of interests or ideas; clash
3. emotional disturbance resulting from a clash of opposing impulses or from an inability to reconcile impulses with realistic or moral considerations
4. Rare collision of moving bodies
confliction
n.
conflictive
adj.
SYN.- CONFLICT refers to a sharp disagreement or collision as in interests or ideas and emphasizes the process rather than the end [the conflict over slavery ]; FIGHT, a rather general word for any contest, struggle, or quarrel, stresses physical or hand-to-hand combat; STRUGGLE implies great effort or violent exertion, physical or otherwise [the struggle for existence ]; CONTENTION most frequently applies to heated verbal strife, or dispute [religious contention broke out ]; CONTEST refers to a struggle, either friendly or hostile, for supremacy in some matter [athletic contests, a contest of wits ] -ANT. ACCORD, HARMONY

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