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Synonyms for conflict
kənˈflɪkt; ˈkɒn flɪktcon·flict

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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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conflict

    Synonyms:
    encounter, engagement, contest, battle, fight, combat

    Antonyms:
    reconciliation, pacification, amity, arbitration

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conflict, struggle, battlenoun

    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, fight, dispute, engagement, difference

  2. conflictnoun

    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, engagementnoun

    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:
    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. conflictnoun

    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. conflictnoun

    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. conflictnoun

    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, conflictverb

    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, fight, dispute, remainder, contravention, deviation, departure, engagement, difference

  8. conflictverb

    be in conflict

    "The two proposals conflict!"

    Synonyms:
    contravene, run afoul, infringe

  9. conflict, run afoul, infringe, contraveneverb

    go against, as of rules and laws

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. disagreement

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conflictverb

    Synonyms:
    clash, be contrary, be opposed

  2. conflictnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. conflictnoun

    Synonyms:
    clashing, antagonism, encounter, opposition, battle, struggle, strife, skirmish, contest, combat, affray, fray, scrimmage

  2. conflictverb

    Synonyms:
    clash, interfere, collide, be contradictory

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How to use conflict in a sentence?

  1. Richard Clarke:

    We did find that certain aspects of our culture have, at times, set conditions favorable for inappropriate behavior, nearly twenty years of continuous conflict have imbalanced that culture to favor force employment and mission accomplishment over the routine activities that ensure leadership, accountability, and discipline.

  2. Alexander Lukashevich:

    We're convinced the full responsibility of fulfillment of the agreement lies only on the parties of the conflict.

  3. White House:

    DOD is building the concepts, capabilities and posture necessary to meet these challenges, working in concert with the interagency and our allies and partners to ensure our deterrence is integrated across domains, theaters and the spectrum of conflict.

  4. Robert McClenaghan:

    We are in danger of a return to conflict - at a low intensity level - if those funds are taken away.

  5. Associated Press:

    We would not have changed this had it not been for Obergefell, but without the change, the law remains in conflict with Obergefell. So we got to make some changes to the law to come into compliance.


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