HyperDic: conflict

English > 9 senses of the word conflict:
NOUNactconflict, struggle, battlean open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
feelingconflictopposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
actconflict, battle, fight, engagementa hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
stateconflicta state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
attributeconflictan incompatibility of dates or events
relationconflictopposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
communicationconflict, dispute, difference, difference of opiniona disagreement or argument about something important
VERBstativeconflictbe in conflict
socialconflict, run afoul, infringe, contravenego against, as of rules and laws
conflict > pronunciation
Soundskaa'nflihkt; kahnflih'kt
Rhymesaddict ... verdict: 24 rhymes with ihkt...
English > conflict: 9 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals).
Example"the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
Synonymsstruggle, battle
Narrowerclass struggle, class war, class warfareconflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes)
feudA bitter quarrel between two parties
fight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
pacification, counterinsurgencyactions taken by a government to defeat insurgency
rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprisingorganized opposition to authority
strifebitter conflict / conflict
tug-of-warAny hard struggle between equally matched groups
turf warA bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rights
war, warfareAn active struggle between competing entities
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Spanishbatalla, conflicto, lucha, pugna
Catalanbatalla, conflicte, lluita, pugna
English > conflict: 9 senses > noun 2, feeling
Meaningopposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings.
Example"he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
Broaderambivalence, ambivalencymixed feelings or emotions
Verbsconflictbe in conflict
English > conflict: 9 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.
Synonymsbattle, fight, engagement
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
InstancesBattle of BritainThe prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it
DroghedaIn 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants
Part ofwar, warfareThe waging of armed conflict against an enemy / enemy
NarrowerArmageddonAny catastrophically destructive battle / battle
assaultClose fighting during the culmination of a military attack
combat, armed combatAn engagement fought between two military forces
dogfightAn aerial engagement between fighter planes
naval battleA pitched battle between naval fleets
pitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Broadermilitary action, actionA military engagement
Spanishacción, batalla, combate, conflicto, lucha
Catalanacció, batalla, combat, lluita
English > conflict: 9 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests.
Examples
  • "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"
  • "a conflict of loyalties"
Narrowerclash, frictionA state of conflict between persons
clashA state of conflict between colors
disagreement, dissension, dissonanceA conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishconflicto, enfrentamiento
Catalanconflicte, enfrontament
Verbsconflictgo against, as of rules and laws
conflictbe in conflict
English > conflict: 9 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningAn incompatibility of dates or events.
Example"he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
BroaderincompatibilityThe quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination
Spanishdiscrepancia
Verbsconflictbe in conflict
English > conflict: 9 senses > noun 6, relation
Meaningopposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot).
Example"this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"
Broaderopposition, oppositenessThe relation between opposed entities
English > conflict: 9 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA disagreement or argument about something important.
Example "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
Synonymsdispute, difference, difference of opinion
NarrowercollisionA conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguingA contentious speech act
gapA difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustupAn angry dispute
BroaderdisagreementThe speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
Spanishdiferencia, discusión, disputa, querella, repunta
Catalandiferència, discussió, disputa, querella
English > conflict: 9 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe in conflict.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The two proposals conflict!"
Narrowerclash, jar, collideBe incompatible
Broadercontrast, counterpointTo show / show differences when compared
Spanishchocar, luchar
Catalanlluitar, xocar
Nounsconflictan incompatibility of dates or events
conflictopposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
conflicta state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
English > conflict: 9 senses > verb 2, social
Meaninggo against, as of rules and laws.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
Synonymsrun afoul, infringe, contravene
Broadertransgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, breakAct in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
Spanishcontravenir, infringir
Catalaninfringir
Nounsconflicta state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests

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