conflicted

adjective con·flict·ed \ kən-ˈflik-təd \
Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of conflicted

: experiencing or marked by ambivalence or a conflict especially of emotions
  • this unhappy and conflicted modern woman
  • —John Updike
  • conflicted feelings

Examples of conflicted in a Sentence

  1. She was still conflicted about her ex-husband's remarriage.

  2. I'm conflicted about the prospect of our only child going away to college.

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First Known Use of conflicted

1914

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CONFLICTED Defined for English Language Learners

conflicted

Definition of conflicted for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing feelings that disagree with one another


Medical Dictionary

conflicted

adjective con·flict·ed \ kən-ˈflik-təd \

medical Definition of conflicted

: having or experiencing emotional conflict
  • working women were much more conflicted about working than full-time mothers were about staying home
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