Conflict en


  1. (v. i.) To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.
  2. (v. i.) To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide.
  3. (v.) A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.
  4. (v. i.) To be in opposition; to be contradictory.
  5. (v.) A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves.
Word: con·flict
Pronunciation of conflict: 'kän-"flikt
Function of conflict: noun
Origin of conflict: Middle English, from Latin conflictus act of striking together, from confligere to strike together, from com- fligere to strike -- more at PROFLIGATE
2 a : competitive or opposing action of incompatibles : antagonistic state or action (as of divergent ideas, interests, or persons) b : mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes, or external or internal demands
3 : the opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in a drama or fiction
synonym see DISCORD
- con·flict·ful /'kän-"flikt-f&l/ adjective
- con·flic·tu·al /kän-'flik-ch&-w&l, k&n-, -ch&l, -shw&l/ adjective

Synonyms of conflict

Battle, Contravene, Difference, Dispute, Engagement, Fight, Infringe, Struggle,