Definition of conflict in English:

conflict

Line breaks: con|flict

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnflɪkt
 
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verb

Pronunciation: /kənˈflɪkt
 
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Derivatives

conflictual

Pronunciation: /kənˈflɪktʃʊəl/
adjective
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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'.

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