Definitions of conflict

  1. To strike or dash against; to strive or struggle to resist and overcome; to be in opposition or contradictory.
  2. To strike together in collision, or clash; contend; to disagree, as in opinion.
  3. To be in opposition: to fight: to contest.
  4. To be in opposition; contest.
  5. To come into collision; be in mutual opposition; contend.
  6. go against, as of rules and laws; " He ran afould of the law"; " This behavior conflicts with our rules"
  7. To strike or dash against; to strive or struggle together; to contend; to fight.
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; " he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
  11. 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"
  12. a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; " his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; " a conflict of loyalties"
  13. A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.
  14. To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide.
  15. To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.
  16. To be in opposition; to be contradictory.
  17. A fight or struggle for the mastery; a battle; a collision; antagonism, as of ideas.
  18. Violent collision: a struggle or contest agony.
  19. Opposition; contest; fight.
  20. A contest; strife.
  21. Collision; contest; struggle; agony.
  22. A dashing or striking together of two bodies; a contest; a battle; strife; contention; distress; agony.