[n] a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
[n] an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
[n] an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
[n] a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
[n] opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
[n] opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot); "this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"
[n] a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
[v] go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
[v] be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"
conflict Poems and Poetry
battle, contravene, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, engagement, fight, infringe, run afoul, struggle
action, ambivalence, ambivalency, arguing, argument, Armageddon, armed combat, assault, Battle of Britain, breach, break, clash, clash, class struggle, class war, class warfare, cold war, collide, collision, combat, contention, contestation, contrast, controversy, counterinsurgency, counterpoint, disagreement, disagreement, disputation, dissension, dissonance, dogfight, Drogheda, dustup, feud, fight, fighting, friction, go against, group action, incompatibility, infract, insurrection, jar, military action, naval battle, offend, oppositeness, opposition, pacification, pitched battle, quarrel, rebellion, revolt, rising, row, run-in, state, strife, tilt, transgress, tug-of-war, uprising, violate, war, warfare, words, wrangle