conflictivo

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (subject to controversy)
a. controversial
El tema de la lactancia en público es muy conflictivo y ha generado una división de opiniones.The topic of public breastfeeding is very controversial and has generated a division of opinion.
2. (with disturbances)
a. troubled
La adolescencia es un periodo conflictivo para toda la familia y la comunicación es importante para mantener una relación equilibrada.Adolescence is a troubled time for the whole family, and communication is key to maintain a balanced relationship.
b. conflict
Mandaron soldados a la región conflictiva para mantener la paz.Soldiers were sent to the conflict region to keep the peace.
c. difficult
Esto es un asunto muy conflictivo, y tendremos que manejarlo con el mayor tacto.This is a very difficult situation, and we'll have to handle it with the utmost tact.
3. (causing trouble)
a. difficult
El árbitro expulsó al jugador del partido porque estaba siendo muy conflictivo.The referee expelled the player from the game because he was being very difficult.
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conflictivo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (asunto)
a. controversial
2. (situación)
a. troubled
3. (persona)
a. difficult
conflictivo
adjective
[+sociedad] troubled; [+asunto] controversial; [+sistema] unstable; [+situación] tense; troubled
la edad conflictiva the age of conflict; punto conflictivo point at issue; zona conflictiva troubled region; trouble spot
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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