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Synonyms for conflict

Synonyms for conflict

Synonyms for conflict

opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings

a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests

an incompatibility of dates or events

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opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)

be in conflict

go against, as of rules and laws

References in classic literature ?
One of them flared down and vanished far away in the north; two dropped with something twisted and crippled in their movements; then a group of antagonists came down from the zenith in an eddying conflict, two Asiatics against one German, and were presently joined by another, and drove away eastward all together with others dropping out of the German line to join them.
More and more of the Asiatic flying-machines came into the conflict.
Remote over Canada receded the rest of that conflict and vanished beyond the range of his vision.
Let that be as it might, Hard-Heart had no sooner received the brief congratulations of his band, and communicated to the chiefs such facts as were important to be known, than he prepared himself to act such a part in the coming conflict, as would at once maintain his well-earned reputation, and gratify his secret wishes.
Two chosen horses, however, stood near by, held by a couple of youths, who were too young to go into the conflict, and yet of an age to understand the management of the beasts.
As she ceased talking a new element was instilled into the conflict.
The scene was fascinating in its terribleness, but suddenly it came to me that we were wasting valuable time watching this conflict, which in itself might prove a means of our escape.
That is what we socialists are trying to bring about,--the abolition of the conflict of interest.
There is no such thing as a conflict of interest between labor and capital--or, rather, there ought not to be.
When there is only so much of the same thing, and when two men want all they can get of the same thing, there is a conflict of interest between labor and capital.
In former days," said Golenishtchev, not observing, or not willing to observe, that both Anna and Vronsky wanted to speak, "in former days the free-thinker was a man who had been brought up in ideas of religion, law, and morality, and only through conflict and struggle came to free-thought; but now there has sprung up a new type of born free-thinkers who grow up without even having heard of principles of morality or of religion, of the existence of authorities, who grow up directly in ideas of negation in everything, that is to say, savages.
You think it is a class conflict, or a conflict of interests, as social contests are with you in Europe.
You say it is not a conflict of classes and not a conflict of interests.
We Russians shall find some better form of national freedom than an artificial conflict of parties--which is wrong because it is a conflict and contemptible because it is artificial.
A key aspect of the Mercy Corps program was to improve conflict-management skills among key community leaders, resulting in a shift toward peaceful resolution of individual conflicts.