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Synonyms for conflict
kənˈflɪkt; 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, 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:
    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, 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, 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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conflict

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

    Antonyms:
    reconciliation, pacification, amity, arbitration

Editors Contribution

  1. disagreement

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. conflict(n)

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

  2. conflict(v)

    Synonyms:
    clash, interfere, collide, be contradictory

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How to use conflict in a sentence?

  1. Spokesman Josh Earnest:

    We continue to stand by Colombia to end the armed conflict and foster prosperity throughout the country.

  2. Eamonn McCann:

    No Martin McGuinness, no ceasefire -- I think you can put it as strongly as that, sometimes the people here are best suited to bring a conflict to an end, to get an agreement, are the very people that are a part of that conflict in the first place.

  3. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

  4. Sarah Crowley:

    We hope this research inspires people to think about what type they are and to have conversations with their friends and family about the responsibilities that cat owners might have, both to themselves and to other wildlife, we think this can happen without a conflict between cat lovers and bird projects.

  5. Kim Jong:

    A successful summit would consist of actions by both sides to lock in these commitments -- which are reversible -- and start a sustained process to achieve further, verifiable constraints on North Korea's nuclear capability and reduce the risks of conflict.


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