Meaning of CONFLICT in English



Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Conflict is serious disagreement and argument about something important. If two people or groups are in ~, they have had a serious disagreement or argument and have not yet reached agreement.

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

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

N-UNCOUNT: oft in/into N


Conflict is a state of mind in which you find it impossible to make a decision.

...the anguish of his own inner ~.

= turmoil



Conflict is fighting between countries or groups of people. (JOURNALISM or WRITTEN)

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



A ~ is a serious difference between two or more beliefs, ideas, or interests. If two beliefs, ideas, or interests are in ~, they are very different.

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

Do you feel any ~ of loyalties?...

The two objectives are in ~.

N-VAR: oft N between pl-n


If ideas, beliefs, or accounts ~, they are very different from each other and it seems impossible for them to exist together or to each be true.

Personal ethics and professional ethics sometimes ~...

He held firm opinions which usually ~ed with my own...

...three powers with ~ing interests.

= clash

V-RECIP: pl-n V, V with n, V-ing

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