conflict

[v. kuhn-flikt; n. kon-flikt]
verb (used without object)
1.
to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash: The account of one eyewitness conflicted with that of the other. My class conflicts with my going to the concert.
2.
to fight or contend; do battle.
noun
3.
a fight, battle, or struggle, especially a prolonged struggle; strife.
4.
controversy; quarrel: conflicts between parties.
5.
discord of action, feeling, or effect; antagonism or opposition, as of interests or principles: a conflict of ideas.
6.
a striking together; collision.
7.
incompatibility or interference, as of one idea, desire, event, or activity with another: a conflict in the schedule.
8.
Psychiatry. a mental struggle arising from opposing demands or impulses.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (noun) < Latin conflīctus a striking together, equivalent to conflīg(ere) to strike together, contend (con- con- + flīgere to strike) + -tus suffix of v. action; (v.) < Latin conflīctus, past participle of conflīgere, or by v. use of the noun

confliction, noun
conflictive, conflictory [kuhn-flik-tuh-ree] , adjective
nonconflictive, adjective
preconflict, verb (used without object)
preconflict, noun
self-conflict, noun
unconflictive, adjective


1. collide, oppose. 3. encounter, siege. See fight. 5. contention, opposition.


4. accord.
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conflict
 
n
1.  a struggle or clash between opposing forces; battle
2.  a state of opposition between ideas, interests, etc; disagreement or controversy
3.  a clash, as between two appointments made for the same time
4.  psychol opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible wishes or drives, sometimes leading to a state of emotional tension and thought to be responsible for neuroses
 
vb
5.  to come into opposition; clash
6.  to fight
 
[C15: from Latin conflictus, from conflīgere to combat, from flīgere to strike]
 
con'fliction
 
n
 
con'flictive
 
adj
 
con'flictory
 
adj

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conflict
c.1430, from L. conflictus, pp. of confligere "to strike together," from com- "together" + fligere "to strike" (see afflict). The noun also dates from mid-15c. Psychological sense of "incompatible urges in one person" is from 1859 (hence conflicted, pp. adj.); Phrase conflict
of interest was in use by 1743.
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conflict con·flict (kŏn'flĭkt')
n.
A psychic struggle between opposing or incompatible impulses, desires, or tendencies.

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