- conflict of interest,
- conflict of laws,
- confluence of sinuses,
Origin of conflicted
verb (used without object)
Origin of conflict
Examples from the Web for conflicted
Sure, they have children, and sure her feelings were conflicted but this did not make sense in the way it was written and played.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Weber writes, the film “would rather Katniss be a conflicted hero instead of a romantic lead.”Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’|Kevin Fallon|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The State Department official said he, too, was conflicted about the programs.
According to Einöther, research is conflicted about the benefits of caffeine over 100 milligrams.
In 2008, he published a terrifyingly depressing account of the consequences of conflicted science, Doubt is Their Product.The Republican Street Fight Over Transparency in Government|Lawrence Lessig|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It conflicted with every other emotion that governed his being.Thoroughbreds|W. A. Fraser
Events which conflicted with it were either not events, or they were so exceptional as to be negligible.The Necromancers|Robert Hugh Benson
They had developed political practices which conflicted with the constitution as the British knew it.The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783|Virginia State Dept. of Education
Other provisions governing the establishment of agroindustrial complexes, however, conflicted with the principle of voluntarism.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The sergeant had but a limited view of moral ethics where they conflicted with the interests of the police.The Mystery of the Downs|John R. Watson
verb (kənˈflɪkt) (intr)
Word Origin for conflict
early 15c., from Latin conflictus, past participle of confligere "to strike together, be in conflict," from com- "together" (see com-) + fligere "to strike" (see afflict). Related: Conflicted; conflicting.
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.