Definition of in conflict
- They're in conflict over which car to buy.
- The law is in conflict with the state's constitution.
- Her ideas were in direct conflict with those of her professor.
- The two clans were in constant conflict (with one another).
: 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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