verb (used without object)
Origin of conflict
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Related Words for conflictcombat, clash, competition, strife, struggle, battle, rivalry, war, hostility, friction, animosity, difference, dispute, vary, differ, disagree, disturb, contention, contest, engagement
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Contemporary Examples of conflict
The two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dead.
World War II is still a long way off, but the seeds of conflict are already being sown on the continent.What Downton’s Fashion Really Means
January 2, 2015
So here we are with Abbas being the only one of three parties to this conflict still fighting for a two-state solution.
Plus, expect outside players to take actions related to the conflict.
The current conflict it fuels is now poised to last long into the new year.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Historical Examples of conflict
The West and the East were met in conflict,—the old and the new, the stale and the fresh.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will.
There had been in her gaze a conflict of emotions, strong and baffling.Within the Law
In every case of a conflict of authority, we must "obey God rather than men."
They must always obey the law, so long as it does not conflict with the law of God.
verb (kənˈflɪkt) (intr)
Word Origin for conflict
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.