Definition of confrontation
- a confrontation between the suspect and the victim
- a violent confrontation between rival gangs
- The flashbacks bring into meaningful confrontation present and past, near and far.
- —R. J. Clements
There were several violent confrontations between rival gangs.
He would prefer not to have a confrontation with the authorities.
a series of confrontations between residents and police
We want cooperation, not confrontation.
We seek to avoid military confrontation at all costs.
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: a situation in which people, groups, etc., fight, oppose, or challenge each other in an angry way
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