Conflicting
Conflict Con*flict", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conflicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conflicting}.] [L. conflictus, p. p. of confligere to conflict (cf. conflictare); con- + fligere to strike; cf. Gr. fli`bein, qli`bein, to press, L. flagrum whip.] 1. To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Fire and water conflicting together. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle. [1913 Webster]

A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward. --Abp. Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

3. To be in opposition; to be contradictory. [1913 Webster]

The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other. --Wheaton.

Syn: To fight; contend; contest; resist; struggle; combat; strive; battle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • conflicting — con‧flict‧ing [kənˈflɪktɪŋ] adjective conflicting ideas, beliefs, or opinions are different from each other and cannot both be true: • Customers are being given conflicting advice by manufacturers. * * * conflicting UK US /kənˈflɪktɪŋ/ adjective… …   Financial and business terms

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  • conflicting — index adverse (opposite), antipathetic (oppositional), competitive (antagonistic), contradictory, contrary …   Law dictionary

  • conflicting — [adj] contradictory adverse, antagonistic, antipathetic, at odds with, clashing, contrariant, contrary, disconsonant, discordant, discrepant, dissonant, incompatible, incongruent, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, opposed, opposing,… …   New thesaurus

  • conflicting — UK [ˌkənˈflɪktɪŋ] / US adjective describes two or more things that cannot all be right or cannot all happen at the same time The two men gave conflicting statements to the police. We have to balance the conflicting demands of making high quality… …   English dictionary

  • conflicting — /kənˈflɪktɪŋ/ (say kuhn flikting) verb 1. present participle of conflict. –adjective 2. in disagreement: conflicting opinions. 3. generating conflict: a conflicting issue …   Australian English dictionary

  • conflicting — adjective Date: 1592 being in conflict, collision, or opposition ; incompatible < conflicting theories > • conflictingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conflicting — conflictingly, adv. /keuhn flik ting/, adj. being in conflict or disagreement; not compatible: conflicting viewpoints. [1600 10; CONFLICT + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • conflicting — adjective a) Striking, or dashing together; fighting; contending; struggling to resist and overcome. In the absence of all conflicting evidence. b) Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory …   Wiktionary

  • conflicting — adj. Conflicting is used with these nouns: ↑advice, ↑belief, ↑claim, ↑demand, ↑desire, ↑emotion, ↑evidence, ↑finding, ↑force, ↑impulse, ↑information, ↑in …   Collocations dictionary

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