Definition of in conflict
1 : different in a way that prevents agreement They're in conflict over which car to buy. —usually + with The law is in conflict with the state's constitution. Her ideas were in direct conflict with those of her professor.
2 : in a struggle for power, property, etc. The two clans were in constant conflict (with one another).
Word by Word Definitions
: fight, battle, war
: competitive or opposing action of incompatibles : antagonistic state or action (as of divergent ideas, interests, or persons)
: mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes, or external or internal demands
: to contend in warfare
: to be different, opposed, or contradictory : to fail to be in agreement or accord
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