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1. conflict

noun. ['ˈkɑːnflɪkt, kənˈflɪkt'] an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals).

Synonyms

  • class warfare
  • scrap
  • fighting
  • war
  • battle
  • turf war
  • class struggle
  • rising
  • uprising
  • insurrection
  • warfare
  • combat
  • group action
  • rebellion
  • pacification
  • counterinsurgency
  • revolt
  • strife
  • class war
  • tug-of-war
  • fight
  • feud

Antonyms

  • descending
  • falling
  • past
  • present

Etymology

  • conflictus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word conflict


1. Noun, singular or mass
This can elevate the conflict and make it difficult to work things out together.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Furthermore, studies conflict on whether fresh garlic can help to kill ulcer-causing bacteria.

Quotes containing the word conflict


1. In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
- Richard M. Nixon

2. At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn't enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It's not competitive with men. It's a complementary contribution.
- Barbara Hepworth

3. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. conflict

noun. ['ˈkɑːnflɪkt, kənˈflɪkt'] opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings.

Synonyms

  • ambivalence

Antonyms

  • nonparticipation
  • nonattendance

Etymology

  • conflictus (Latin)

3. conflict

noun. ['ˈkɑːnflɪkt, kənˈflɪkt'] a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.

Synonyms

  • combat
  • dogfight
  • pitched battle
  • engagement
  • war
  • action
  • assault
  • Armageddon
  • armed combat
  • fight
  • military action
  • battle
  • naval battle

Antonyms

  • defend
  • nonoperational
  • cold war
  • peace

Etymology

  • conflictus (Latin)

4. conflict

noun. ['ˈkɑːnflɪkt, kənˈflɪkt'] an incompatibility of dates or events.

Antonyms

  • old

Etymology

  • conflictus (Latin)

5. conflict

verb. ['ˈkɑːnflɪkt, kənˈflɪkt'] be in conflict.

Synonyms

  • clash
  • contrast
  • jar
  • collide

Antonyms

  • sameness
  • similarity
  • same
  • equality

Etymology

  • conflictus (Latin)

6. conflict

noun. ['ˈkɑːnflɪkt, kənˈflɪkt'] a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests.

Synonyms

  • dissension
  • clash
  • friction
  • dissonance
  • disagreement

Antonyms

  • competition
  • participation
  • attract
  • order

Etymology

  • conflictus (Latin)

7. conflict

verb. ['ˈkɑːnflɪkt, kənˈflɪkt'] go against, as of rules and laws.

Synonyms

  • infract
  • infringe
  • transgress
  • go against
  • breach
  • contravene
  • violate
  • break
  • offend

Antonyms

  • surrender
  • straighten
  • stand still
  • impartiality

Etymology

  • conflictus (Latin)

8. conflict

noun. ['ˈkɑːnflɪkt, kənˈflɪkt'] opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot).

Synonyms

  • opposition

Antonyms

  • cooperation
  • involvement

Etymology

  • conflictus (Latin)

9. conflict

noun. ['ˈkɑːnflɪkt, kənˈflɪkt'] a disagreement or argument about something important.

Synonyms

  • collision
  • tilt
  • dispute
  • words
  • gap
  • disputation
  • controversy
  • difference of opinion
  • contestation
  • dustup
  • wrangle
  • disagreement
  • row
  • difference
  • argument
  • contention
  • run-in
  • disceptation
  • quarrel

Antonyms

  • segregation
  • non-involvement
  • engagement
  • non-engagement

Etymology

  • conflictus (Latin)
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