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Synonyms for (noun) conflict

Synonyms: conflict, battle, engagement, fight Definition: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war Usage: Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga; he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement

Similar words: action, military action Definition: a military engagement Usage: he saw action in Korea

Synonyms: battle, struggle, conflict Definition: an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals) Usage: the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph--Thomas Paine; police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

Similar words: group action Definition: action taken by a group of people

Synonyms: conflict Definition: an incompatibility of dates or events Usage: he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings

Similar words: incompatibility Definition: the quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination

Synonyms: conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute Definition: a disagreement or argument about something important Usage: he had a dispute with his wife; there were irreconcilable differences; the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats

Similar words: disagreement Definition: the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing

Synonyms: conflict Definition: opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings Usage: he was immobilized by conflict and indecision

Similar words: ambivalence, ambivalency Definition: mixed feelings or emotions

Synonyms: conflict Definition: opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot) Usage: this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing

Similar words: oppositeness, opposition Definition: the relation between opposed entities

Synonyms: conflict Definition: a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests Usage: his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post; a conflict of loyalties

Similar words: state Definition: the way something is with respect to its main attributes Usage: the current state of knowledge; his state of health; in a weak financial state

Synonyms for (verb) conflict

Synonyms: infringe, run afoul, conflict, contravene Definition: go against, as of rules and laws Usage: He ran afoul of the law; This behavior conflicts with our rules

Similar words: go against, infract, offend, breach, break, transgress, violate Definition: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises Usage: offend all laws of humanity; violate the basic laws or human civilization; break a law; break a promise

Synonyms: conflict Definition: be in conflict Usage: The two proposals conflict!

Similar words: counterpoint, contrast Definition: to show differences when compared; be different Usage: the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities