- An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals. )
- usage: "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph-Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
- Opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings.
- usage: "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
- A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.
- usage: "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
- A state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests.
- usage: "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
- An incompatibility of dates or events.
- usage: "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
- Opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot. )
- usage: "this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"
- A disagreement or argument about something important.
- usage: "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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