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 (ˈkɒnflɪkt Pronunciation for
  1. a struggle or clash between opposing forces; battle
  2. a state of opposition between ideas, interests, etc; disagreement or controversy
  3. a clash, as between two appointments made for the same time
  4. (psychology) opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible wishes or drives, sometimes leading to a state of emotional tension and thought to be responsible for neuroses


 (kənˈflɪkt Pronunciation for (intransitive)
  1. to come into opposition; clash
  2. to fight

Derived Forms

conˈfliction noun
conˈflictive, conˈflictory adjective

Word Origin

C15: from Latin conflictus, from conflīgere to combat, from flīgere to strike

Translations for 'conflict'

  • British English: conflictPronunciation for conflict Conflict is serious disagreement and argument. If two people or groups are in conflict, they have had a serious disagreement and have not yet reached agreement.Try to avoid conflict and establish a good working relationship.ˈkɒnflɪkt NOUN
  • Arabic: صِراعPronunciation for صِراع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: conflitoPronunciation for conflito
  • Chinese: 冲突Pronunciation for 冲突
  • Croatian: sukobPronunciation for sukob
  • Czech: konfliktPronunciation for konflikt
  • Danish: konfliktPronunciation for konflikt
  • Dutch: conflictPronunciation for conflict
  • European Spanish: conflictoPronunciation for conflicto
  • Finnish: ristiriitaPronunciation for ristiriitakonflikti
  • French: conflitPronunciation for conflit
  • German: KonfliktPronunciation for Konflikt
  • Greek: σύγκρουσηPronunciation for σύγκρουση
  • Italian: conflittoPronunciation for conflitto
  • Japanese: 衝突Pronunciation for 衝突
  • Korean: 충돌Pronunciation for 충돌
  • Norwegian: konfliktPronunciation for konflikt
  • Polish: konfliktPronunciation for konflikt
  • Portuguese: conflitoPronunciation for conflito
  • Romanian: conflict conflicte
  • Russian: конфликтPronunciation for конфликт
  • Spanish: conflictoPronunciation for conflicto
  • Swedish: konfliktPronunciation for konflikt
  • Thai: ความขัดแย้งPronunciation for ความขัดแย้ง
  • Turkish: çatışmaPronunciation for çatışma
  • Ukrainian: конфлікт
  • Vietnamese: sự xung độtPronunciation for sự xung đột

Example Sentences Including 'conflict'

Hablet needed a drawn-out conflict on the northern border of Medalon.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)
Instead, his questioning and wandering brought him into perpetual conflict and finally precipitated his death.
Jim Leavesley, George Biro THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
It seemed to me that I was going to find myself with a conflict of interest.
Malcolm, John The Gwen John Sculpture
Low job control, involvement in decision making, skill variety, role clarity and high role conflict characterise poor work design.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Many of his friends from Bosnia stayed to fight in the war, several dying in the bloody conflict.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
More importantly, now the DCI was taking an active interest in the group, her conflict of interests had intensified.
Fraser, Anthea The Gospel Makers
Mr Knopp is adamant the Palestinians, and specifically Mr Arafat, are to blame for the descent into conflict.
Irish Times (2002)
The scheme has already been approved and funded, but is currently on hold because of continuing conflict in Gaza.
New Scientist (2004)
Where there was a conflict of evidence, medical evidence would prove decisive.
Irish Times (2002)


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