conflict conflict  /ˈkɑn flɪkt/


  1. (n) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
  2. (n) opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
  3. (n) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
  4. (n) a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
  5. (n) an incompatibility of dates or events
  6. (n) opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
  7. (n) a disagreement or argument about something important
  8. (v) be in conflict
  9. (v) go against, as of rules and laws


  1. Orange Park teen lived and died amid conflict

    Hadrian Miguel Rabadan grew up amid chaos and died at 15 in conflict. It's still unknown whether the Orange Park teenager died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound or was killed by a bullet fired by a Clay County Sheriff's Office deputy in a confrontation in a weed-choked cemetery last Saturday night.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Florida Times-Union

  2. Private money pours into Syrian conflict as rich donors pick sides

    Wealthy Arabs, charities pick winners in Syrian conflict by funneling cash to Islamist rebel groups.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. Syrian Conflict Claims 93,000 Lives, UN Reports

    The Syrian conflict, several months into its third year now, has reached a confirmed death count of 92,901 individuals, said the United Nations in a new report released Thursday. The updated figure was announced from the UN’s human rights office in Geneva, which included new numbers from the Syrian conflict which in recent weeks has [...] Syrian Conflict Claims 93,000 Lives, UN Reports is a post ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr


  1. Those "who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West, know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy," Obama said.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

  2. "I'm deeply concerned about the situation in Georgia," Bush said in a statement to reporters while attending the Olympic Games in Beijing. "The attacks are occurring in regions of Georgia far from the zone of conflict in South Ossetia. They...
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

  3. "There was a group up the road, we didn't know what to do," Armstrong said. "The Schlecks were behind, some other guys were behind. It was sort of a conflict about what to do then."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Lance Armstrong Source: The Associated Press

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