Synonyms and Antonyms of confrontation
an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another
- The softball rivals met in an epic confrontation on the last weekend of the summer.
ball game, battle, combat, competition, conflict, contention, contest, dogfight, duel, face-off, grapple, match, rivalry, strife, struggle, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tug-of-war, war, warfare
horse race, nail-biter
clash, collision, discord, friction
argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangle