Conflict means to clash with someone or something.(verb)
An example of conflict is to disagree with someone over opposite opinions.
The definition of a conflict is a fight or disagreement.(noun)
An example of conflict is an argument over parenting styles.
See conflict in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME conflicten < L conflictus, pp. of confligere, to strike together < com-, together + fligere, to strike: see inflict
See conflict in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin cōnflīctus, collision
Origin: , from
Origin: past participle of cōnflīgere, to strike together
Origin: : com-, com-
Origin: + flīgere, to strike.
See conflict in Ologies
See also war.
an opponent in any kind of contest or conflict. Also called antipathist.
Rare. an antagonist.
an attitude of antagonism or aversion.
the act of threatening, especially revenge or punishment.
a refusal to obey; defiance.
1. a person engaged in a duel.
2. a person skilled at dueling.
a person who participates in a feud or other conflict.
the state of being an insurgent or rebel; the activities of insurgents or rebels.
a revolt of peasants against the social classes above them.
single combat; a duel. —monomachist, n.
the state or position of being impartial or not allied with or committed to any party or viewpoint in a conflict, especially a war or armed conflict, —neutral, n., adj.
1. the state or quality of being an opponent.
2. an act or instance of opposing.
1. the state or quality of being an antagonist.
2. an act or instance of antagonism. —oppugnant, adj.
Rare. the act or process of appeasing.
1. rebels collectively or as a group.
2. an area or region held by rebels.
battle with shadows or imaginary enemies.
a skirmish or other minor conflict.
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