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confrontation

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noun con·fron·ta·tion \ˌkän-(ˌ)frən-ˈtā-shən\

Simple Definition of confrontation

  • : a situation in which people, groups, etc., fight, oppose, or challenge each other in an angry way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of confrontation

  1. :  the act of confronting :  the state of being confronted: as a :  a face-to-face meeting b :  the clashing of forces or ideas :  conflict c :  comparison <the flashbacks bring into meaningful confrontation present and past, near and far — R. J. Clements>

confrontational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

confrontationalist

play \-sh(ə-)nə-list\ noun

confrontationist

play \-sh(ə-)nist\ noun or adjective

Examples of confrontation in a sentence

  1. There were several violent confrontations between rival gangs.

  2. He would prefer not to have a confrontation with the authorities.

  3. a series of confrontations between residents and police

  4. We want cooperation, not confrontation.

  5. We seek to avoid military confrontation at all costs.



1632

First Known Use of confrontation

1632



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