Associations to the word «Conflict»

Wiktionary

CONFLICT, noun. A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.
CONFLICT, noun. An incompatibility, as of two things that cannot be simultaneously fulfilled.
CONFLICT, verb. (intransitive) (with ‘with’) To be at odds (with); to disagree or be incompatible
CONFLICT, verb. (intransitive) (with ‘with’) To overlap (with), as in a schedule.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST, noun. (legal) A situation in which someone in a position of trust, such as a lawyer, insurance adjuster, a politician, executive or director of a corporation or a medical research scientist or physician, has competing professional or personal interests.

Dictionary definition

CONFLICT, noun. An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs".
CONFLICT, noun. Opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision".
CONFLICT, noun. A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement".
CONFLICT, noun. A state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties".
CONFLICT, noun. An incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings".
CONFLICT, noun. Opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot); "this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing".
CONFLICT, noun. A disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats".
CONFLICT, verb. Be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!".
CONFLICT, verb. Go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche