Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun conflict

7 senses of conflict

Sense 1
conflict, struggle, battle -- (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")
       => group action -- (action taken by a group of people)

Sense 2
conflict -- (opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision")
       => ambivalence, ambivalency -- (mixed feelings or emotions)

Sense 3
battle, conflict, fight, engagement -- (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")
       => military action, action -- (a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea")

Sense 4
conflict -- (a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties")
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 5
conflict -- (an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings")
       => incompatibility -- (the quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination)

Sense 6
conflict -- (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")
       => opposition, oppositeness -- (the relation between opposed entities)

Sense 7
dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict -- (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")
       => disagreement -- (the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb conflict

2 senses of conflict

Sense 1
conflict -- (be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!")
       => contrast, counterpoint -- (to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities")

Sense 2
conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene -- (go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules")
       => transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break -- (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise")

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