Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Usage Problem Made uneasy by conflicting impulses.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of conflict.

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Examples

  • The term conflicted is defined as a "mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes, or external or internal demands."

    Bennet Kelley: A Celtic Yankee in King Kobe's Court: Confessions of a Celtic/Laker Fan

  • Many Americans whom I know and love, including many current supporters of President Bush, remain conflicted over both his ultimate intentions in Iraq as well as domestic curtailment of civil liberties.

    Think Progress » “In recent days, Fitzgerald has reinterviewed several witnesses

  • His wings droop in conflicted emotion. - kleer001] (The little flying saucers thrown like discuses (discii?) by Trisuron will crash into miniature buildings like "Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers") 1 comment or Leave a comment

    GUIDOLON 3D model - more thoughts?

  • But there is a serious rise in the number of so-called "conflicted" or "conscious" consumers, which has been building for years.

    Andrew Winston: Consumers Never Liked to Pay More for Green to Begin With

  • The samurai's military calling conflicted not only with Buddhism's pacifism, but with Shinto's view of blood and death, both of which are held to defile.

    conflicting ideals

  • Given the element of doubt surrounding the gene discovery, the title of the editorial borrowed the phrase a conflicted Rebecca exhaled after her first kiss with Sam on Cheers.

    The $1,000 Genome

  • The Olympics and I have what you could call a conflicted relationship.

    Women's Gymnastics: The Big Mac of the Beijing Games

  • Promoted to Headline (H2) on 8/14/08: Women's Gymnastics: The Big Mac of the Beijing Games yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Women\'s Gymnastics: The Big Mac of the Beijing Games'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: The Olympics and I have what you could call a conflicted relationship.

    Women's Gymnastics: The Big Mac of the Beijing Games

  • Standing in a paddy field near his home in Kampong Tralach, two hours north of Phnom Penh, the wiry farmer vividly recalls his conflicted feelings as a child soldier: the thrill of joining the Khmer Rouge, the fear of offending his ruthless commanders, the shock of returning to a ravaged home.

    Facing A Grisly Past

  • Standing in a rice field near his home in Kampong Tralach, two hours north of Phnom Penh, the wiry farmer recalls his conflicted feelings as a child soldier: the thrill of joining the Khmer Rouge, the fear of offending his commanders, the shock of returning to a ravaged home.

    The Ghosts Of S-21

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