Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective on bad terms
  • adjective in disagreement

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Examples

  • And then ... well, d'you know, there was nothing to do but sit about, a prey to what they call conflicting emotions.

    Watershed

  • After getting what he described as conflicting answers, his suspicions were aroused.

    Raw Law

  • After getting what he described as conflicting answers, his suspicions were aroused.

    Raw Law

  • After getting what he described as conflicting answers, his suspicions were aroused.

    Raw Law

  • It says it would be inappropriate to rely on what it calls conflicting results by multiple labs, adding "it has an open investigation on the CSI kit and cannot comment on that matter."

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2008

  • And then ... well, d'you know, there was nothing to do but sit about, a prey to what they call conflicting emotions.

    Flashman And The Tiger

  • Clarifying what he called conflicting reports, he said that based on a projected registration of 450000 candidates, waiving the fees would cost the State about R32,5 million at the end of 1993.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The officers involved - in conflicting accounts - said they were trying to restrain him when the injuries that took his life occurred.

    Civil Rights

  • He spends his (actually short) period of indecision stewing in conflicting angers.

    One very angry Hamlet

  • But Aumann showed that peaceful cooperation can emerge in a repeated game, even when the players have strong short-term conflicting interests.

    SuperCooperators

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