error in the use of “conflictual”?

I have written following sentence however not sure if it conveys the idea. Any help would be appreciated.

No study has yet focused on the conflictual simultaneous representation of post-feminist empowerment narratives, feminist narratives, and self-objectification

Here, I tried to use conflictual as an adjective to state that simultaneous representation is conflictual. Dictionary says it is ok to use but I am not sure if it is a correct form.

I have checked the ludwig.guru and other similar websites to see if it is used in similar context but could not find examples.

Answer

‘Conflictual’ means that something is about conflict. It does not mean the same as ‘conflicting’, which describes things that are in conflict, or disagree with one another.

For example:

The men gave two conflicting accounts.

This means that two people gave differing accounts that disagreed with one another on one or more points. The accounts could be about any subject.

The men gave two conflictual accounts.

This means that the two men gave accounts about a conflict.


If you mean that your three list items (post-feminist empowerment narratives, feminist narratives, and self-objectification) are conflicting narratives (they do not agree with one another), then you mean to use the word ‘conflicting‘:

No study has yet focused on the conflicting simultaneous representation of post-feminist empowerment narratives, feminist narratives, and self-objectification.

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