The defense insisted the conflicted youngster was merely going through an identity crisis and the painful breakup of his parents.
The only think I was conflicted about was running a campaign attacking Obama.
If public opinion is divided and conflicted, those divisions and conflicts will carry over into our politics.
Israeli Arabs have conflicted feelings about where they fit in to this conflicted state.
And the actor nabbed a surprise 2009 Golden Globe playing a conflicted mob hitman in the Sundance hit In Bruges.
He would conform to the needs, doubtless imperious, of Rosamund's nature, even when they conflicted with his.
It conflicted with every other emotion that governed his being.
It was as if Rose's words and her tone had different meanings, and conflicted like the wrong lines with a tune.
But somehow it conflicted with all Sir Bryan's articles of faith.
The pure and touching morality of Thouar conflicted with the humoristic and cynical freedom of Montazio.
early 15c., "armed encounter, battle," from Old French conflit and directly from Latin conflictus (see conflict (v.)). Meaning "struggle, quarrel" is from mid-15c. Psychological sense of "incompatible urges in one person" is from 1859 (hence conflicted, past participle adjective). Phrase conflict of interest was in use by 1743.
conflict con·flict (kŏn'flĭkt')
A psychic struggle between opposing or incompatible impulses, desires, or tendencies.