Noun Definition


1.Definition: a disagreement or argument about something important

"He had a dispute with his wife", "There were irreconcilable differences", "The familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

Related Noun(s):difference, dispute

Category: General

2.Definition: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

Related Noun(s):battle, engagement, fight

Category: General

3.Definition: a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests

"His conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post", "A conflict of loyalties"

Category: General

4.Definition: an incompatibility of dates or events

"He noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"

Category: General

5.Definition: an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

"The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph", "Police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

Related Noun(s):battle, struggle

Category: General

6.Definition: opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings

"He was immobilized by conflict and indecision"

Category: Feelings

7.Definition: opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)

"This form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"

Category: General