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conflict

noun

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


conflict

verb

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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