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conflicting (comparative more conflicting, superlative most conflicting)

  1. fighting; contending; in conflict
    • 2020 September 9, Andrew Roden, “Network News: Positive response to Croydon remodelling”, in Rail, page 24:
      To eliminate conflicting movements at the busy Brighton Main Line station, Network Rail proposes to rebuild the station with two extra platforms (from six to eight) and a larger concourse.
  2. Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory.
    in the absence of all conflicting evidence
    • 1999, Herre van Oostendorp, Susan R. Goldman, The construction of mental representations during reading:
      On the other hand, the more effective the current activation vector is in reactivating the conflicting information, the more likely the two conflicting pieces of information are to be coactivated.
    • 1841, Charles Dickens, chapter 73, in The Old Curiosity Shop:
      Of Sally Brass, conflicting rumours went abroad. Some said with confidence that she had gone down to the docks in male attire, and had become a female sailor; others darkly whispered that she had enlisted as a private in the second regiment of Foot Guards, and had been seen in uniform, and on duty, to wit, leaning on her musket and looking out of a sentry-box in St james's Park, one evening.

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  1. present participle and gerund of conflict