from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Striking, or dashing together; fighting; contending; struggling to resist and overcome.
  • adj. Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory.
  • v. Present participle of conflict.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being in conflict or collision, or in opposition; contending; contradictory; incompatible; contrary; opposing; marked by discord.
  • adj. in disagreement; -- of facts or theories.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of opposite or opposing character, tendency, function, interest, etc.; mutually contradictory or incompatible; contrary; also, composed of antagonistic or opposing elements; involving antagonism: as, conflicting jurisdiction; the evidence was very conflicting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. on bad terms
  • adj. in disagreement


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