Conflict vs. Frustration

Conflict vs. Frustration — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Conflict and Frustration

Conflictnoun

A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.

Frustrationnoun

The act of preventing the accomplishment or fulfillment of something

the defense's frustration of their opponent's attempts to score.

Conflictnoun

A state of disagreement or disharmony between persons or ideas; a clash

a conflict over water rights.

Frustrationnoun

The feeling or state of being frustrated

I couldn't get a real person to talk to and slammed down the phone in frustration.

Conflictnoun

(Psychology) An emotional or mental disturbance resulting from the opposition or simultaneous functioning of mutually exclusive impulses, desires, or tendencies.

Frustrationnoun

Something that causes such a feeling or state

a job with many frustrations.

Conflictnoun

Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.

Frustrationnoun

The feeling of annoyance when one's actions are criticized or hindered

Conflictverb

To be in or come into opposition; differ.

Frustrationnoun

The act of frustrating, or the state, or an instance of being frustrated

Conflictverb

(Archaic) To engage in warfare.

Frustrationnoun

A thing that frustrates

Conflictnoun

A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two or more opposing groups or individuals.

The conflict between the government and the rebels began three years ago.

Frustrationnoun

Anger not directed at anything or anyone in particular

Conflictnoun

An incompatibility, as of two things that cannot be simultaneously fulfilled.

I wanted to attend the meeting but there's a conflict in my schedule that day.

Frustrationnoun

the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

Conflictverb

(intransitive) To be at odds (with); to disagree or be incompatible

Frustrationnoun

an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

Conflictverb

(intransitive) To overlap (with), as in a schedule.

Your conference call conflicts with my older one: please reschedule.It appears that our schedules conflict.

Frustrationnoun

a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized;

her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration

Conflictnoun

an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals);

the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumphpolice tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

Conflictnoun

opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings;

he was immobilized by conflict and indecision

Conflictnoun

a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;

Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamaugahe lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement

Conflictnoun

a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests;

his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the posta conflict of loyalties

Conflictnoun

an incompatibility of dates or events;

he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings

Conflictnoun

opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot);

this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing

Conflictnoun

a disagreement or argument about something important;

he had a dispute with his wifethere were irreconcilable differencesthe familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats

Conflictverb

be in conflict;

The two proposals conflict!

Conflictverb

go against, as of rules and laws;

He ran afould of the lawThis behavior conflicts with our rules