Pronunciation: /ˈkänˌflikt /
- 1A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one: the eternal conflict between the sexes doctors often come into conflict with politiciansMore example sentences
- At present, the reform agenda had been derailed by the protracted conflict between the government and the legislative body, he said.
- At the root of the culture war is a conflict between theism and atheism
- There is a real conflict between the industrial and political wings of the labour movement.
- 1.1A prolonged armed struggle: overseas conflictsMore example sentences
- More than 300,000 child soldiers are fighting in armed conflicts in more than thirty countries worldwide.
- Fighting in an armed conflict does not constitute murder, or aiding an ‘enemy’.
- The recent local wars and armed conflicts taught us to pay special attention to the paratroopers' armaments.
- 1.2An incompatibility between two or more opinions, principles, or interests: there was a conflict between his business and domestic lifeMore example sentences
- For the very same people to firstly decide on that and then be the principal beneficiaries of its policies and money is a serious conflict of interest.
- Of course, as I reported a couple of weeks ago, the board has a serious conflict of interest on its hands.
- Directors who are aware of a conflict of interest in any proposed contract are required to draw it to the attention of the board, but may thereafter take part in any vote on the matter.
- 1.3 Psychology A condition in which a person experiences a clash of opposing wishes or needs.More example sentences
- To experience conflict with a therapist and learn to resolve it is often the path out of depression.
- These issues were salient in the lives of these teens and were conducive to both the exploration of alternatives and the experience of conflict.
- There was a positive correlation between conflict and depression, anxiety, and stress.
Pronunciation: /kənˈflikt, ˈkänˌflikt /[no object] Back to top
- 1Be incompatible or at variance; clash: parents' and children’s interests sometimes conflict those tournament dates would have conflicted with Memorial DayMore example sentences
- On the basis of existing trials, such a trial would be ethical because present evidence is conflicting.
- National guidance derived from the records of multiple organisations was conflicting.
- However the two fundamental rights must not be seen as inherently conflicting.
- 1.1 (as adjective conflicted) Having or showing confused and mutually inconsistent feelings: my feelings are so conflicted that I hardly know how to answerMore example sentences
- The entire middle part of the film is devoted to the couple's conflicted struggle to save him.
- To be fair, the vice president faced a conflicted public opinion environment.
- But back then, the social conservatives were an emerging force with conflicted roots.
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- It has rapidly left its past behind and is adapting to the new realities of the present world order - a normal, trading order rather than a conflictive one.
- This puts him in the odd, conflictive position of negotiating down his sizable profits as producer as he tries to raise the rates of writers.
- Under certain conditions, even conflictive communication about distinct understandings of what constitute ecological sound uses of common-pool resources can lead to increased levels of ecological literacy.
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- Through intense and often conflictual negotiations among neighbourhood representatives, these delegates list priorities for each type of capital expenditure such as basic sanitation, street paving and parks.
- The two unions also have had a troubled - sometimes cooperative, sometimes conflictual - relationship in several other states on organizing both home childcare and healthcare workers.
- If doctors assume the role of social worker, politician or even policeman, their relations with patients are likely to become more authoritarian and conflictual.
Pronunciation: /kənˈfliktiv, ˈkänˌflik-/adjective
late Middle English: from Latin conflict- 'struck together, fought', from the verb confligere, from con- 'together' + fligere 'to strike'; the noun is via Latin conflictus 'a contest'.