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conflict

con·flict

conflict

 
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: kn flIkt
inflections: conflicted, conflicting, conflicts
definition 1: to be in strong opposition or disagreement; differ.
My opinion conflicted with that of the professor.
synonyms:
clash, collide, differ, disagree
antonyms:
accord, agree, coincide, harmonize
similar words:
argue, cross swords, discord, dispute, diverge
definition 2: to be incompatible.
Our schedules conflict next week, so we'll have to move the meeting to the following week.The first explanation conflicts with the second: they cannot both be correct.
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kan flIkt
definition 1: discord or antagonism.
Their marriage was filled with conflict, and it was no surprise that it ended in divorce.There has always been conflict between the two families.
synonyms:
antagonism, discord
antonyms:
accord, agreement, harmony
similar words:
antipathy, bad blood, collision, contention, difference, dissension, enmity, faction, friction, hostility, opposition, rivalry, strife, tension
definition 2: an armed battle or war.
The battle was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war.The conflict between England and France lasted for many years.
 
synonyms:
battle, encounter, engagement, strife, war
antonyms:
peace
similar words:
action, clash, combat, fight, hostilities, rivalry, struggle
definition 3: a tense or angry disagreement.
A conflict began between the two men, and tension quickly filled the room.
synonyms:
altercation, disagreement, quarrel, row
antonyms:
agreement, resolution
similar words:
argument, clash, controversy, dispute, feud, run-in, strife, struggle
definition 4: incompatibility.
Because of a conflict in my schedule, I can't take both courses.
synonyms:
incompatibility
antonyms:
compatibility, congruence, harmony
similar words:
clash, disagreement, incongruity, inconsistency
derivation: conflictingly (adv.)
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The word conflict contains the following part:
flic Latin root that means strike
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