confrontation

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

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


CONFRONTATION Defined for English Language Learners

confrontation

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

Definition of confrontation for English Language Learners

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



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