[kuh n-flik-ting] /kənˈflɪk tɪŋ/

being in or disagreement; not compatible:
conflicting viewpoints.
[verb kuh n-flikt; noun kon-flikt] /verb kənˈflɪkt; noun ˈkɒn flɪkt/
verb (used without object)
to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash:
The account of one eyewitness conflicted with that of the other. My class conflicts with my going to the concert.
to fight or contend; do battle.
a fight, battle, or struggle, especially a prolonged struggle; strife.
controversy; quarrel:
conflicts between parties.
discord of action, feeling, or effect; antagonism or opposition, as of interests or principles:
a conflict of ideas.
a striking together; collision.
incompatibility or interference, as of one idea, desire, event, or activity with another:
a conflict in the schedule.
Psychiatry. a mental struggle arising from opposing demands or impulses.
clashing; contradictory: conflicting rumours
noun (ˈkɒnflɪkt)
a struggle or clash between opposing forces; battle
a state of opposition between ideas, interests, etc; disagreement or controversy
a clash, as between two appointments made for the same time
(psychol) opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible wishes or drives, sometimes leading to a state of emotional tension and thought to be responsible for neuroses
verb (intransitive) (kənˈflɪkt)
to come into opposition; clash
to fight

early 15c., from Latin conflictus, past participle of confligere “to strike together, be in conflict,” from com- “together” (see com-) + fligere “to strike” (see afflict). Related: Conflicted; conflicting.

early 15c., “armed encounter, battle,” from Old French conflit and directly from Latin conflictus (see conflict (v.)). Meaning “struggle, quarrel” is from mid-15c. Psychological sense of “incompatible urges in one person” is from 1859 (hence conflicted, past participle adjective). Phrase conflict of interest was in use by 1743.

conflict con·flict (kŏn’flĭkt’)
A psychic struggle between opposing or incompatible impulses, desires, or tendencies.


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