[ 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.

Origin of confliction

First recorded in 1690–1700; from Latin cōnflīctiōn-, stem of cōnflīctiō “a striking together, collision”; see conflict, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use confliction in a sentence

  • The week following Miss Palmer's and Sidney's outing, was a week of conflictions for her.

    The Forged Note | Oscar Micheaux
  • I have, therefore, to avoid conflictions, affixed the name of Acpohon as the general designation.

    My Attainment of the Pole | Frederick A. Cook
  • They were hurdled between so many conflictions, until they knew not what they were expecting.

    The Forged Note | Oscar Micheaux