1. sharply and harshly discordant
; - Example: "clashing interests of loggers and conservationists"- Example: "clashing colors"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Clash \Clash\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clashed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Clashing.] [Of imitative origin; cf. G. klatschen, Prov. G.
kleschen, D. kletsen, Dan. klaske, E. clack.]
1. To make a noise by striking against something; to dash
2. To meet in opposition; to act in a contrary direction; to
come onto collision; to interfere.
However some of his interests might clash with those
of the chief adjacent colony. --Palfrey.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: sharply and harshly discordant; "clashing interests of
loggers and conservationists"; "clashing colors"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
129 Moby Thesaurus words for "clashing":
acrid, adversary, adversative, adverse, adversive, ajar, alien,
antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, antonymous,
at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war,
balancing, belligerent, bitter, breakaway, caustic, colliding,
compensating, competitive, con, conflicting, confronting, confused,
contradicting, contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive,
contrarious, contrary, contrasted, converse, counter,
counteractant, counteracting, counteractive, counterbalancing,
counterpoised, countervailing, counterworking, cranky, cross,
crotchety, dead against, despiteful, differing, disaccordant,
disagreeable, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, disharmonious,
disproportionate, dissentient, dissident, dissonant, divergent,
enemy, eyeball to eyeball, fractious, full of hate, grating, harsh,
hateful, hostile, immiscible, inaccordant, incompatible,
incongruous, inconsistent, inharmonious, inimical, inverse,
jangling, jangly, jarring, jostling, malevolent, malicious,
malignant, negative, nonconformist, noncooperative, obstinate,
obverse, off-color, off-tone, opponent, opposed, opposing,
opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, out of accord,
out of whack, overthwart, perverse, quarrelsome, rancorous,
reactionary, recalcitrant, refractory, renitent, repugnant,
resistant, reverse, revolutionary, rival, set against, sore,
spiteful, squared off, uncongenial, uncooperative, unfavorable,
unfriendly, unharmonious, unpropitious, variant, venomous,
virulent, vitriolic, warring