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Conflict

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)
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con=flict

CIDE DICTIONARY

Conflictn. [L. conflictus a striking together, fr. confligere, -flictum, to strike together, to fight: cf. F. conflit, formerly also conflict. See Conflict, v.].
  •  A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.  [1913 Webster]
    "As soon as he [Atterbury] was himself again, he became eager for action and conflict."  [1913 Webster]
    "An irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces."  [1913 Webster]
Conflict of laws, that branch of jurisprudence which deals with individual litigation claimed to be subject to the conflicting laws of two or more states or nations; -- often used as synonymous with Private international law.
Syn. -- Contest; collision; struggle; combat; strife; contention; battle; fight; encounter. See Contest.
Conflictv. i. [L. conflictus, p. p. of confligere to conflict (cf. conflictare); con- + fligere to strike; cf. Gr. fli`bein, qli`bein, to press, L. flagrum whip.].
  •  To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Fire and water conflicting together."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.  [1913 Webster]
    "A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be in opposition; to be contradictory.  [1913 Webster]
    "The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other."
Syn. -- To fight; contend; contest; resist; struggle; combat; strive; battle.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Conflict, n. & v.
--n.
1 a a state of opposition or hostilities. b a fight or struggle.
2 (often foll. by of) a the clashing of opposed principles etc. b an instance of this.
3 Psychol. a the opposition of incompatible wishes or needs in a person. b an instance of this. c the distress resulting from this.
--v.intr.
1 clash; be incompatible.
2 (often foll. by with) struggle or contend.
3 (as conflicting adj.) contradictory.

Idiom
in conflict conflicting.
Derivative
confliction n. conflictual adj.
Etymology
ME f. L confligere conflict- (as com-, fligere strike)

THESAURUS

Conflict

Discordia, Eris, Kilkenny cats, action, aerial combat, affray, agree to disagree, altercation, ambivalence, ambivalence of impulse, antagonism, antagonize, antipathy, antithesis, argument, argumentation, armored combat, backlash, bad blood, battle, battle royal, be antipathetic, be at cross-purposes, be at variance, be distinct, be distinguished, be inimical, be opposed to, beat against, belligerence, bickering, brawl, break, break off, brush, bullfight, cat-and-dog life, clash, clash of arms, clash with, clashing, cockfight, collide, collision, combat, competition, concours, conflict with, confrontation, confutation, confute, contention, contentiousness, contest, contestation, contradict, contradiction, contradistinction, contraindication, contrapose, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, contrast, contrast with, contravene, controversy, controvert, counter, counteract, counteraction, counterattack, counterbalance, countercheck, counterpoise, counterpose, counterposition, countervail, counterwork, counterworking, crankiness, cross, cross-purposes, crotchetiness, cut and thrust, debate, decompensation, depart from, despitefulness, deviate from, differ, differ in opinion, difference, disaccord, disaccordance, disaffinity, disagree, disagree with, disagreement, discord, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy, disharmony, disparity, disputation, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissidence, dissonance, disturb, disunion, disunity, divaricate from, diverge, diverge from, divergence, diversity, dogfight, embroilment, emotional shock, emulation, engagement, enmity, exchange of blows, external frustration, faction, feud, fight, fighting, fire fight, fracas, fractiousness, fray, friction, frustration, go against, go counter to, grate, ground combat, hand-to-hand combat, hand-to-hand fight, hate, hatred, hit a clinker, hold opposite views, hostility, house-to-house combat, inaccordance, incompatibility, incompatibleness, inconsistency, inequality, inharmoniousness, inharmony, inimicalness, interfere, interfere with, interference, jangle, jar, jar with, jarring, jostle, juxtapose in opposition, kick, litigation, lock horns, logomachy, malevolence, malice, malignity, meet, meet head-on, meeting, mental shock, militate against, mischief, mismatch, mismate, misunderstand one another, naval combat, negate, negation, negativeness, nonconformity, noncooperation, not accord with, not get along, not square with, object, obstinacy, offset, open conflict, oppose, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugn, oppugnance, oppugnancy, paper war, passage of arms, perverseness, perversity, pitched battle, play at cross-purposes, polarity, polemic, psychological stress, pull different ways, quarrel, quarreling, quarrelsomeness, reaction, recalcitrance, recoil, refractoriness, rencontre, renitency, repercussion, repugnance, resist, resistance, revolt, rivalry, row, rub, rumble, run against, run counter to, running fight, scramble, scrapping, scrimmage, scuffle, set off, shoving match, showdown, skirmish, spat, spite, spitefulness, squabble, squabbling, stand apart, stand over against, stand-up fight, strained relations, street fight, stress, strife, striving, struggle, swim upstream, swimming upstream, tauromachy, tension, tiff, trauma, traumatism, tug-of-war, tussle, uncooperativeness, unharmoniousness, unpleasantness, unstring, untune, variance, vary, vying, war, war of words, warfare, words, work against, wrangle, wrangling

ROGET THESAURUS

Conflict

Disagreement

N disagreement, discord, discordance, dissonance, dissidence, discrepancy, unconformity, incongruity, incongruence, discongruity, mesalliance, jarring, dissension, conflict, bickering, clashing, misunderstanding, wrangle, disparity, mismatch, disproportion, dissimilitude, inequality, disproportionateness, variance, divergence, repugnance, unfitness, inaptitude, impropriety, inapplicability, inconsistency, inconcinnity, irrelevancy, misjoining, misjoinder, syncretism, intrusion, interference, concordia discors, fish out of water, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, at variance, at war, hostile, antagonistic, repugnant, incompatible, irreconcilable, inconsistent with, unconformable, exceptional, intrusive, incongruous, disproportionate, disproportionated, inharmonious, unharmonious, inconsonant, unconsonant, divergent, repugnant to, inapt, unapt, inappropriate, improper, unsuited, unsuitable, inapplicable, not to the point, unfit, unfitting, unbefitting, unbecoming, illtimed, unseasonable, mal a propos, inadmissible, inapposite, uncongenial, ill-assorted, ill-sorted, mismatched, misjoined, misplaced, misclassified, unaccommodating, irreducible, incommensurable, uncommensurable, unsympathetic, out of character, out of keeping, out of proportion, out of joint, out of tune, out of place, out of season, out of its element, at odds with, at variance with, in defiance, in contempt, in spite of, discordantly, a tort et a travers, asinus ad lyram.

Opposition

N opposition, antagonism, oppugnancy, oppugnation, impugnation, contrariety, contravention, counteraction, counterplot, cross fire, undercurrent, head wind, clashing, collision, conflict, competition, two of a trade, rivalry, emulation, race, absence of aid, resistance, restraint, hindrance, opposing, opposed, adverse, antagonistic, contrary, at variance, at issue, at war with, unfavorable, unfriendly, hostile, inimical, cross, unpropitious, in hostile array, front to front, with crossed bayonets, at daggers drawn, up in arms, resistant, competitive, emulous, against, versus, counter to, in conflict with, at cross purposes, against the grain, against the current, against the stream, against the wind, against the tide, with a headwind, with the wind ahead, with the wind in one's teeth, in spite, in despite, in defiance, in the way, in the teeth of, in the face of, across, athwart, overthwart, where the shoe pinches, in spite of one's teeth, though, even, quand meme, per contra, nitor in adversum.

Discord

VB be discordant, disagree, come amiss, clash, jar, jostle, pull different ways, conflict, have no measures with, misunderstand one another, live like cat and dog, differ, dissent, have a bone to pick, have a crow to pluck with, fall out, quarrel, dispute, litigate, controvert, squabble, wrangle, jangle, brangle, bicker, nag, spar, have words, with, fall foul of, split, break with, break squares with, part company with, declare war, try conclusions, join issue, put in issue, pick a quarrel, fasten a quarrel on, sow dissension, stir up dissension, embroil, entangle, disunite, widen the breach, set at odds, set together by the ears, set against, pit against, get into hot water, fish in troubled waters, brawl, kick up a row, kick up a dust, turn the house out of window, be discordant, jar.

Contention

N contention, strife, contest, contestation, struggle, belligerency, opposition, controversy, polemics, debate, war of words, logomachy, litigation, paper war, high words, sparring, competition, rivalry, corrivalry, corrivalship, agonism, concours, match, race, horse racing, heat, steeple chase, handicap, regatta, field day, sham fight, Derby day, turf, sporting, bullfight, tauromachy, gymkhana, boat race, torpids, wrestling, greco-roman wrestling, pugilism, boxing, fisticuffs, the manly art of self-defense, spar, mill, set-to, round, bout, event, prize fighting, quarterstaff, single stick, gladiatorship, gymnastics, jiujitsu, jujutsu, kooshti, sumo, athletics, athletic sports, games of skill, shindy, fracas, clash of arms, tussle, scuffle, broil, fray, affray, affrayment, velitation, colluctation, luctation, brabble, brigue, scramble, melee, scrimmage, stramash, bushfighting, free fight, stand up fight, hand to hand, running fight, conflict, skirmish, rencounter, encounter, rencontre, collision, affair, brush, fight, battle, battle royal, combat, action, engagement, joust, tournament, tilt, tilting, tournay, list, pitched battle, death struggle, struggle for life or death, life or death struggle, Armageddon, hard knocks, sharp contest, tug of war, naval engagement, naumachia, sea fight, duel, duello, single combat, monomachy, satisfaction, passage d'armes, passage of arms, affair of honor, triangular duel, hostile meeting, digladiation, deeds of arms, feats of arms, appeal to arms, pugnacity, combativeness, bone of contention, contending, together by the ears, at loggerheads, at war, at issue, competitive, rival, belligerent, contentious, combative, bellicose, unpeaceful, warlike, quarrelsome, pugnacious, pugilistic, gladiatorial, palestric, palestrical, a verbis ad verbera, a word and a blow, a very pretty quarrel as it stands, commune periculum concordiam parit, lis litem generat.


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