conflicts, conflicting, conflicted
(The noun is pronounced [[t]kɒ̱nflɪkt[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]kənflɪ̱kt[/t]].)
1) N-UNCOUNT: oft in/into N Conflict is serious disagreement and argument about something important. If two people or groups are in conflict, they have had a serious disagreement or argument and have not yet reached agreement.

Try to keep any conflict between you and your ex-partner to a minimum...

Employees already are in conflict with management over job cuts...

The two companies came into conflict.

2) N-UNCOUNT Conflict is a state of mind in which you find it impossible to make a decision.

...the anguish of his own inner conflict.

3) N-VAR Conflict is fighting between countries or groups of people. [JOURNALISM or, WRITTEN]

...talks aimed at ending four decades of conflict...

The National Security Council has met to discuss ways of preventing a military conflict.

4) N-VAR: oft N between pl-n A conflict is a serious difference between two or more beliefs, ideas, or interests. If two beliefs, ideas, or interests are in conflict, they are very different.

There is a conflict between what they are doing and what you want...

Do you feel any conflict of loyalties?...

The two objectives are in conflict.

5) V-RECIP If ideas, beliefs, or accounts conflict, they are very different from each other and it seems impossible for them to exist together or to each be true.

[pl-n V] Personal ethics and professional ethics sometimes conflict...

[V with n] He held firm opinions which usually conflicted with my own...

[V-ing] There are conflicting reports about the identity of the hostage.

[V-ing] ...three powers with conflicting interests.


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