KJV Dictionary Definition: conflict


CONFLICT, n. L., to strike, to flog, to lick.

1. A striking or dashing against each other, as of two moving bodies in opposition; violent collision of substances; as a conflict of elements, or waves; a conflict of particles in ebulltion.

2. A fighting; combat, as between men, and applicable to individuals or to armies; as, the conflict was long and desperate.

3. Contention; strife; contest.

In our last conflict, four of his five wits went halting off.

4. Struggling with difficulties; a striving to oppose, or overcome.

The good man has a perpetual conflict with his evil propensities.

5. A struggling of the mind; distress; anxiety. Colossians 2.

6. The last struggle of life; agony; as the conflict with death.

7. Opposing operations; countervailing action; collision; opposition.

In exercising the right of freemen, the man of religion experiences no conflict between his duty and his inclination.


1. To strike or dash against; to meet and oppose, as bodies driven by violence; as conflicting waves or elements.

2. To drive or strike against, as contending men, or armies; to fight; to contend with violence; as conflicting armies.

3. To strive or struggle to resist and overcome; as men conflicting with difficulties.

4. To be in opposition or contradictory.

The laws of the United States and of the individual States, may, in some cases, conflict with each other.



1. Striking, or dashing together; fighting; contending; struggling to resist and overcome.

2. Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory.

In the absence of all conflicting evidence.