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.
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.