Obama, Explained James Fallows, The Atlantic Two conflicting narratives of his presidency have emerged.
Part of the problem with Japan, it appears, is conflicting information coming from the plant.
They placed their hopes on a missing lifeboat capsule, but there were conflicting news reports about whether it had been found.
Public opinion is ambivalent, not adamant, with conflicting polls delivering contrary messages.
There are conflicting accounts on whether Dr. Murray had his cellphone with him.
Ah, Monsieur, I am so torn by these conflicting states of mind that what wonder my guardians think me changed!
Leander strode down the street in a whirl of conflicting emotions.
These conflicting thoughts agitated me during the entire day, and I knew not what to decide on.
Throughout this day reports often contradictory and conflicting reached me.
All at once a sound broke across the hot flights of her conflicting fancies.
early 15c., "armed encounter, battle," from Old French conflit and directly from Latin conflictus (see conflict (v.)). Meaning "struggle, quarrel" is from mid-15c. Psychological sense of "incompatible urges in one person" is from 1859 (hence conflicted, past participle adjective). Phrase conflict of interest was in use by 1743.
conflict con·flict (kŏn'flĭkt')
A psychic struggle between opposing or incompatible impulses, desires, or tendencies.