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collision

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CIDE DICTIONARY

collisionn. [L. collisio, fr. collidere. See Collide.].
  •  The act of striking together; a striking together, as of two hard bodies; a violent meeting, as of railroad trains; a clashing.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A state of opposition; antagonism; interference.  [1913 Webster]
    "The collision of contrary false principles."  [1913 Webster]
    "Sensitive to the most trifling collisions."
Syn. -- Conflict; clashing; encounter; opposition.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

collision, n.
1 a violent impact of a moving body, esp. a vehicle or ship, with another or with a fixed object.
2 the clashing of opposed interests or considerations.
3 Physics the action of particles striking or coming together.

Idiom
collision course a course or action that is bound to cause a collision or conflict.
Derivative
collisional adj.
Etymology
ME f. LL collisio (as COLLIDE)

THESAURUS

collision

accident, antagonism, antipathy, antithesis, appulse, backlash, bad blood, belligerence, blow, brunt, bulldozing, bulling, bump, calamity, cannon, carambole, carom, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, clash, clashing, competition, concussion, conflict, confrontation, confutation, contention, contradiction, contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, contrast, contretemps, counteraction, counterposition, counterworking, crack-up, crankiness, crash, cross-purposes, crotchetiness, crump, crunch, demolishment, despitefulness, destruction, dilapidation, disaccord, disagreement, disaster, discrepancy, dissension, dissent, encounter, enmity, fractiousness, friction, grief, hammering, hate, hatred, hostility, ill hap, impact, impingement, inconsistency, inimicalness, interference, jar, jolt, kick, malevolence, malice, malignity, mauling, meeting, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, nasty blow, near-miss, negativeness, nonconformity, noncooperation, obstinacy, onslaught, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, percussion, perverseness, perversity, pileup, polarity, quarrelsomeness, ramming, reaction, recalcitrance, recoil, refractoriness, renitency, repercussion, repugnance, resistance, revolt, rivalry, ruin, shipwreck, shock, showdown, sideswipe, sledgehammering, smash, smash-up, smashing, smashup, spite, spitefulness, staggering blow, swimming upstream, thrusting, tragedy, uncooperativeness, vying, whomp, wreck

ROGET THESAURUS

collision

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.

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.

Counteraction

N counteraction, opposition, contrariety, antagonism, polarity, clashing, collision, interference, inhibition, resistance, renitency, friction, reaction, retroaction, counterblast, neutralization, vis inertiae, check, voluntary opposition &c, voluntary resistance, repression, opposites, action and reaction, yang and yin, yang-yin (contrariety), counteracting, antagonistic, conflicting, retroactive, renitent, reactionary, contrary, although, in spite of, against, for every action there is a reaction, equal in force and opposite in direction.

Impulse

N impulse, sudden thought, impromptu, improvisation, inspiration, flash, spurt, improvisatore, creature of impulse, extemporaneous, impulsive, indeliberate, snap, improvised, improvisate, improvisatory, unpremeditated, unmeditated, improvise, unprompted, unguided, natural, unguarded, spontaneous, instinctive, extempore, extemporaneously, offhand, impromptu, a limproviste, improviso, on the spur of the moment, on the spur of the occasion, impulse, impulsion, impetus, momentum, push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost, throw, explosion, propulsion, percussion, concussion, collision, occursion, clash, encounter, cannon, carambole, appulse, shock, crash, bump, impact, elan, charge, beating, blow, dint, stroke, knock, tap, rap, slap, smack, pat, dab, fillip, slam, bang, hit, whack, thwack, cuff, squash, dowse, swap, whap, punch, thump, pelt, kick, punce, calcitration, ruade, arietation, cut, thrust, lunge, yerk, carom, carrom, clip, jab, plug, sidewinder, sidewipe, sideswipe, hammer, sledge hammer, mall, maul, mallet, flail, ram, rammer, battering ram, monkey, pile-driving engine, punch, bat, cant hook, cudgel, ax, dynamics, seismometer, accelerometer, earthquake detector, impelling, impulsive, impellent, booming, dynamic, dynamical, impelled, a hit, a very palpable hit.


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