con·flict /ˈkɑnˌflɪkt/ 名詞
1. A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves.
2. A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.
As soon as he [Atterbury] was himself again, he became eager for action and conflict. --Macaulay.
An irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces. --W. H. Seward.
Conflict of laws, that branch of jurisprudence which deals with individual litigation claimed to be subject to the conflicting laws of two or more states or nations; -- often used as synonymous with Private international law.
Syn: -- Contest; collision; struggle; combat; strife; contention; battle; fight; encounter. See Contest.
Con·flict v. i. [imp. & p. p. Conflicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conflicting.]
1. To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide.
Fire and water conflicting together. --Bacon.
2. To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.
A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward. --Abp. Tillotson.
3. To be in opposition; to be contradictory.
The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other. --Wheaton.
Syn: -- To fight; contend; contest; resist; struggle; combat; strive; battle.
n 1: an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals);
"the harder the conflict the more glorious the
triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the
battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs" [syn: struggle,
2: opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible
feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
3: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course
of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of
Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when
he got into a real engagement" [syn: battle, fight, engagement]
4: a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests;
"his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the
post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
5: an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a
conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
6: 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"
7: 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" [syn: dispute, difference, difference
v 1: be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"
2: go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the
law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules" [syn: run
afoul, infringe, contravene]