One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the industrial conflicts of the 1890s’
dispute, quarrel, squabble, disagreement, difference of opinion, dissension
discord, friction, strife, antagonism, antipathy, ill will, bad blood, hostility, falling-out, disputation, contention
clash, altercation, shouting match, exchange, war of words
tussle, fracas, affray, wrangle, tangle, passage at arms, passage of arms, battle royal, feud, schism
2‘the Vietnam conflict’
war, armed conflict, action, military action, campaign, battle, fighting, fight, confrontation, armed confrontation, clash, armed clash, engagement, encounter, struggle, armed struggle, hostilities
warfare, warring, combat, strife
informal set-to, scrap
3‘there was a conflict between his business and domestic life’
clash, incompatibility, incongruity, lack of congruence, friction, opposition, mismatch, variance, difference, divergence, contradiction, inconsistency, discrepancy, divided loyalties
1‘parents' and children's interests sometimes conflict’
clash, be incompatible, be inconsistent, be incongruous, be in opposition, be at variance, vary, be at odds, be in conflict, come into conflict, differ, diverge, disagree, contrast, collide
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