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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋkɑnflIkt 〕


〔 ˊkɒnflikt 〕

Overview of noun conflict

The noun conflict has 7 senses

  • conflict, struggle, battle -- (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")

  • conflict -- (opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision")

  • battle, conflict, fight, engagement -- (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")

  • conflict -- (a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties")

  • conflict -- (an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings")

  • conflict -- (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")

  • dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict -- (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")

Overview of verb conflict

The verb conflict has 2 senses

  • conflict -- (be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!")

  • conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene -- (go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules")