[ kuhn-flik-shuhn ]


  1. the act or state of conflicting or clashing; disagreement:

    Various records are in confliction as to exactly how the mighty warrior looked, but most agree that he stood head and shoulders above his fellow soldiers.

  2. the state of being full of opposing or conflicting emotions or impulses:

    He would even run off and abandon his family in an instant to save a friend, though probably not without some guilt and confliction.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of confliction1

First recorded in 1690–1700; from Latin cōnflīctiōn-, stem of cōnflīctiō “a striking together, collision”; conflict ( def ), -ion ( def )

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Example Sentences

“I question the fact that because this cocktail costs about $20 and remdesivir costs $3,000, that maybe there’s a little bias, maybe there’s a little conflict, maybe there’s a little agenda,” he said.

The SEC portion of the bill echoes a provision in the Dodd-Frank Act that requires companies to notify the government if their products contain conflict minerals from the Congo.

It also attributed a crackdown on residents in the Niger Delta, after attacks on oil infrastructure in the region, to contributing towards conflict and exacerbating piracy.

From Fortune

Don’t worry about time conflicts — all sessions are available live and on-demand.

Sacrifices would need to be made and personality conflicts could arise, but the Nets wouldn’t require Harden to start over from scratch on a rebuilding team or to find a fit in an already established group.

Well, I should judge you might divide up your affections on those two without any serious confliction of sentiments.

Yet somewhere amid the mass of confliction there follows a thread of fact.

By reason of this one source of authority, there is, therefore, no confliction of creeds.

There need be no such confliction, and a few words of explanation will, I think, be quite sufficient.

For this is impossible in Paracosma; it is a confliction with the laws.


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