conflicted vs conflicting feelings : Common Errors in English

About conflicted vs conflicting feelings

Phrases like “conflicted feelings” or “I feel conflicted” are consideredjargon by many, and out of place in formal writing. Use “I haveconflicting feelings” instead, or write “I feel ambivalent.”

conflicted in News

  1. City officials tout need for new police facility

    When Terrell Police Chief Jody L. Lay was trying to decide whether he should leave the Garland Police Department for Terrell about four years ago, he was conflicted.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Terrell Tribune

  2. Media, administration deal with conflicts

    When one family member is reporter and another is a newsmaker, things can get conflicted.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Washington Post

  3. 6 reasons you should, and shouldn't, freak out about the NSA data-mining

    Americans are conflicted about the (sort of) new revelations of NSA surveillance. No wonder.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

conflicting feelings in News

  • Quinnipiac's Move To MAAC Provides Positive Challenge For Moore

    Quinnipiac men's basketball coach Tom Moore finds himself considering the past, present and future almost simultaneously, and he's juggling some conflicting feelings. He's proud of his program's accomplishments, disappointed in the absence of one achievement, optimistic in preparation for new opportunities.        
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Hartford Courant

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