conflicting


conflicting
conflicting con‧flict‧ing [kənˈflɪktɪŋ] adjective
conflicting ideas, beliefs, or opinions are different from each other and cannot both be true:

• Customers are being given conflicting advice by manufacturers.

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conflicting UK US /kənˈflɪktɪŋ/ adjective [usually before noun]
relating to beliefs, needs, facts, etc. that are different and opposing: conflicting account/report »

Two staff members will often give quite conflicting accounts of what was said in a meeting.

conflicting advice/data/information »

His time at business school developed his ability to reconcile conflicting data and differing points of view.

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In settling the terms of the partnership agreement there is often a need to strike a balance between the conflicting interests and aspirations of individuals and the firms of which they are members.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Conflicting — Con*flict ing, a. 1. Being in conflict or collision, or in opposition; contending; contradictory; incompatible; contrary; opposing; marked by discord. Syn: antagonistic, at odds(predicate), clashing. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] Torn with sundry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conflicting — index adverse (opposite), antipathetic (oppositional), competitive (antagonistic), contradictory, contrary …   Law dictionary

  • conflicting — [adj] contradictory adverse, antagonistic, antipathetic, at odds with, clashing, contrariant, contrary, disconsonant, discordant, discrepant, dissonant, incompatible, incongruent, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, opposed, opposing,… …   New thesaurus

  • Conflicting — Conflict Con*flict , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conflicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conflicting}.] [L. conflictus, p. p. of confligere to conflict (cf. conflictare); con + fligere to strike; cf. Gr. fli bein, qli bein, to press, L. flagrum whip.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conflicting — UK [ˌkənˈflɪktɪŋ] / US adjective describes two or more things that cannot all be right or cannot all happen at the same time The two men gave conflicting statements to the police. We have to balance the conflicting demands of making high quality… …   English dictionary

  • conflicting — /kənˈflɪktɪŋ/ (say kuhn flikting) verb 1. present participle of conflict. –adjective 2. in disagreement: conflicting opinions. 3. generating conflict: a conflicting issue …   Australian English dictionary

  • conflicting — adjective Date: 1592 being in conflict, collision, or opposition ; incompatible < conflicting theories > • conflictingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conflicting — conflictingly, adv. /keuhn flik ting/, adj. being in conflict or disagreement; not compatible: conflicting viewpoints. [1600 10; CONFLICT + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • conflicting — adjective a) Striking, or dashing together; fighting; contending; struggling to resist and overcome. In the absence of all conflicting evidence. b) Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory …   Wiktionary

  • conflicting — adj. Conflicting is used with these nouns: ↑advice, ↑belief, ↑claim, ↑demand, ↑desire, ↑emotion, ↑evidence, ↑finding, ↑force, ↑impulse, ↑information, ↑in …   Collocations dictionary