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conflict

 
Noun conflict has 7 senses
  1. conflict, struggle, battle - 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"
    --1 is a kind of group action
    --1 has particulars:
     class struggle, class war, class warfare; rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising; pacification, counterinsurgency; strife; tug-of-war; turf war; fight, fighting, combat, scrap; feud; war, warfare
  2. conflict - opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
    --2 is a kind of
    ambivalence, ambivalency
    Derived form: verb conflict1
  3. battle, conflict, fight, engagement - 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"
    --3 is a kind of military action, action
    --3 is a part of war, warfare
    --3 has particulars:
     Armageddon; pitched battle; naval battle; combat, armed combat; dogfight; assault; Battle of Britain; Drogheda
  4. conflict - a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
    --4 is a kind of
    state
    --4 has particulars:
     clash, friction; clash; cold war; disagreement, dissension, dissonance
    Derived forms: verb conflict1, verb conflict2
  5. conflict - an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
    --5 is a kind of
    incompatibility
    Derived form: verb conflict1
  6. conflict - 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"
    --6 is a kind of
    opposition, oppositeness
  7. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict - 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"
    --7 is a kind of disagreement
    --7 has particulars:
     collision; controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing; quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup
Verb conflict has 2 senses
  1. conflict - be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"
    --1 is one way to
    contrast, counterpoint
    Derived forms: noun conflict4, noun conflict2, noun conflict5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene - go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
    --2 is one way to transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break
    Derived form: noun conflict4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
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