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Synonyms for Conflictkənˈflɪkt; ˈkɒn flɪkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conflict, struggle, battle(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"

    Synonyms:
    struggle, battle, difference of opinion, conflict, fight, dispute, engagement, difference

  2. conflict(noun)

    opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings

    "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"

    Synonyms:
    fight, battle, difference of opinion, engagement, struggle, difference, dispute

  3. battle, conflict, fight, engagement(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"

    Synonyms:
    conflict, fight, competitiveness, troth, engagement, fighting, booking, difference, struggle, mesh, interlocking, betrothal, battle, involution, difference of opinion, participation, employment, dispute, scrap, appointment, meshing, involvement, combat, date

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    fight, battle, difference of opinion, engagement, struggle, difference, dispute

  5. conflict(noun)

    an incompatibility of dates or events

    "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"

    Synonyms:
    fight, battle, difference of opinion, engagement, struggle, difference, dispute

  6. 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"

    Synonyms:
    fight, battle, difference of opinion, engagement, struggle, difference, dispute

  7. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    divergence, struggle, battle, difference of opinion, conflict, fight, dispute, remainder, contravention, deviation, departure, engagement, difference

  8. conflict(verb)

    be in conflict

    "The two proposals conflict!"

    Synonyms:
    contravene, run afoul, infringe

  9. conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene(verb)

    go against, as of rules and laws

    "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

    Synonyms:
    infringe, conflict, encroach, run afoul, contravene, impinge, negate, contradict

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conflict

    Conflict is a general word which describes opponents, whether individuals or hosts, as dashed together. One continuous conflict between entire armies is a battle. Another battle may be fought upon the same field after a considerable interval; or a new battle may follow immediately, the armies meeting upon a new field. An action is brief and partial; a battle may last for days. Engagement is a somewhat formal expression for battle; as, it was the commander's purpose to avoid a general engagement. A protracted war, including many battles, may be a stubborn contest. Combat, originally a hostile encounter between individuals, is now used also for extensive engagements. A skirmish is between small detachments or scattered troops. An encounter may be either purposed or accidental, between individuals or armed forces. Fight is a word of less dignity than battle; we should not ordinarily speak of Waterloo as a fight, unless where the word is used in the sense of fighting; as, I was in the thick of the fight.

    Synonyms:
    action, affair, battle, bout, combat, contest, encounter, engagement, fight, passage of arms, skirmish, strife

    Antonyms:
    armistice, concord, peace, suspension of hostilities, truce

    Preposition:
    A battle of giants; battle between armies; a battle for life, against invaders; a battle to the death; the battle of (more rarely at) Marathon.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conflict(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    clash, be contrary, be opposed

  2. conflict(n.)

    Synonyms:
    struggle, encounter, contest, combat, battle, fight, collision, strife in arms


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