Dictionary Results for conflict


1. conflict - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): struggle, battle

Hypernym(s): group_action




2. conflict - noun

· opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"

Hypernym(s): ambivalence, ambivalency




3. conflict - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): battle, fight, engagement

Hypernym(s): military_action, action




4. conflict - noun

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

Hypernym(s): state




5. conflict - noun

· an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"

Hypernym(s): incompatibility




6. conflict - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): opposition, oppositeness




7. conflict - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): dispute, difference, difference_of_opinion

Hypernym(s): disagreement




8. conflict - verb

· be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"

Hypernym(s): contrast, counterpoint




9. conflict - verb

· go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

Synonym(s): run_afoul, infringe, contravene

Hypernym(s): transgress, offend, infract, violate, go_against, breach, break





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