conflicted
adjective Date: 1914 experiencing or marked by ambivalence or a conflict especially of emotions <
this unhappy and conflicted modern woman — John Updike
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conflicted feelings
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  • conflicted — [kən flikt′ed] adj. in a state or condition of emotional conflict …   English World dictionary

  • conflicted — con|flict|ed [kənˈflıktıd] adj AmE be/feel conflicted (about sth) to be confused about what choice to make, especially when the decision involves strong beliefs or opinions ▪ Many mothers today feel conflicted about working outside the home …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • conflicted — kənˈfliktə̇d, ˈkänˌfliktə̇d adjective Etymology: from past participle of conflict : experiencing or marked by ambivalence or a conflict especially of emotions this unhappy and conflicted modern woman John Updike conflicted feelings …   Useful english dictionary

  • Conflicted — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conflicted — /keuhn flik tid/, adj. full of conflicting emotions or impulses: a situation that makes one feel very conflicted. [CONFLICT + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • conflicted — con·flict·ed kən flik təd adj having or experiencing emotional conflict <working women were much more conflicted about working than full time mothers were about staying home (People)> …   Medical dictionary

  • conflicted — /kənˈflɪktəd/ (say kuhn fliktuhd) verb 1. past tense and past participle of conflict. –adjective 2. placed in a situation which causes a conflict of interest. 3. experiencing mental conflict; torn: conflicted over an issue …   Australian English dictionary

  • conflicted — con|flic|ted [ ,kən flıktəd ] adjective unable to decide what your feelings or opinions are about something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • conflicted — con·flict || kÉ’nflɪkt n. clash, fight, quarrel v. oppose, disagree, quarrel, fight …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conflicted — UK [ˌkənˈflɪktɪd] / US [ˌkənˈflɪktəd] adjective unable to decide what your feelings or opinions are about something …   English dictionary

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