- The definition of conflicted is being in a state of emotional confusion.
When two of your friends are fighting and you see both sides of the argument and aren't sure who is right or what the best thing is for you to do, this is an example of when you feel conflicted.
conflicted definition by Webster's New World
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in a state or condition of emotional conflict
conflicted definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective Usage Problem
Made uneasy by conflicting impulses.Usage Note: The adjective conflicted is most often associated with the jargon of pop psychology. Almost the entire Usage Panel (92 percent) rejects its use in the sentence Caught between loyalty to old employees and a recognition of the need to cut costs, many managers are conflicted about the reorganization plan.