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Synonyms and Antonyms of conflict

  1. 1 a lack of agreement or harmony <the conflict between absolute freedom and personal responsibility> Synonyms discord, disaccord, discordance, discordancy, disharmony, dissension (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity, division, friction, infighting, inharmony, schism, strife, variance, war, warfareRelated Words clash, collision, competition, contention; altercation, argument, bicker, brawl, debate, disagreement, dispute, divide, fissure; falling-out, fight, hassle, jar, miff, mix-up, quarrel, row, run-in, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, inconsistence, inconsistency, inconsonance, inharmoniousness; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, cold war, enmity, hostility, ill will, rancorNear Antonyms concurrence, cooperationAntonyms accord, agreement, concord, concordance, harmony, peace

  2. 2 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups <an armed conflict between strikers and strikebreakers> Synonyms battle, clash, combat, fight, contest, dustup, fracas, fray, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussleRelated Words pitched battle, rough-and-tumble; affray [chiefly British], battle royal, brawl, broil, donnybrook, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), mix-up, ruckus, ruction; blows, fistfight, fisticuffs, grapple, handgrips, punch-out, punch-up [chiefly British], slugfest; confrontation, duel, face-off, joust; altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argument, argy-bargy [chiefly British], contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, falling-out, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tangle, tiff, wrangle; catfightNear Antonyms truce

  3. 3 a state of armed violent struggle between states, nations, or groups <the United Nations strives to prevent international conflicts> Synonyms conflagration, war, hostilities, hot warRelated Words civil war, cold war, holy war, limited war, police action, world war; action, battle, engagement, skirmish; combat, fighting, warfareNear Antonyms demilitarization, demobilization, disarmament; pacification; cease-fire, truce; calm, peacefulness, tranquillity (or tranquility)Antonyms peace

  4. 4 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another <the eternal conflict between the forces of good and evil> Synonyms ball game, battle, combat, competition, contest, confrontation, contention, dogfight, duel, face-off, grapple, match, rivalry, strife, struggle, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tug-of-war, war, warfareRelated Words horse race, nail-biter; showdown; clash, collision, discord, friction; argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangleNear Antonyms concord, harmony, peace



Synonyms and Antonyms of conflict

  1. to be out of harmony or agreement usually noticeably <his statement conflicts with the facts, as given in the police report> Synonyms collide, clash, disaccord, discord, jarRelated Words battle, combat, engage, fight, war (against); chafe, gall, grate, jangle; differ, disagree, dissentNear Antonyms agree, assent, coincide, concur, correspondAntonyms accord, blend, conform (to or with), fit, harmonize, match

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