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Definition 1: the act of hostile groups opposing each other - [noun denoting act]

Samples where confrontation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions
  • the invaders encountered stiff opposition

Synonyms for confrontation in the sense of this definition

(confrontation is a kind of ...) group action in opposition to those in power

(... is a kind of confrontation ) confrontational activities intended to break up a strike by workers

Definition 2: a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison - [noun denoting act]

(confrontation is a kind of ...) the act of examining resemblances

"they made a comparison of noise levels" "the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator"

Definition 3: a hostile disagreement face-to-face - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for confrontation in the sense of this definition

(confrontation is a kind of ...) the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing

Definition 4: a bold challenge - [noun denoting communication]

(confrontation is a kind of ...) a call to engage in a contest or fight

Definition 5: discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions - [noun denoting communication]

(confrontation is a kind of ...) disagreement among those expected to cooperate

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