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conflicting

[kuh n-flik-ting] /kənˈflɪk tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
being in conflict or disagreement; not compatible:
conflicting viewpoints.
Origin of conflicting
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; conflict + -ing2
Related forms
conflictingly, adverb
nonconflicting, adjective
unconflicting, adjective
unconflictingly, adverb
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  • Alas, the memory of a people is short, even as the wisdom of a proverb is conflictingly two-edged.

    The Secret of the League Ernest Bramah
British Dictionary definitions for conflictingly

conflicting

/kənˈflɪktɪŋ/
adjective
1.
clashing; contradictory: conflicting rumours
Derived Forms
conflictingly, adverb
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