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Synonyms for confrontation
ˌkɒn frənˈteɪ ʃən, -frʌn-con·fronta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confrontationnoun

    a bold challenge

    showdown, face-off, opposition, encounter

  2. confrontationnoun

    discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

    showdown, face-off, opposition, encounter

  3. confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-offnoun

    a hostile disagreement face-to-face

    showdown, meeting, encounter, face-off, brush, skirmish, opposition, clash, coming upon

  4. confrontation, oppositionnoun

    the act of hostile groups opposing each other

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

    encounter, face-off, showdown, foeman, resistance, foe, oppositeness, opposite, enemy, opposition, opponent

  5. confrontationnoun

    a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison

    showdown, face-off, opposition, encounter

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  1. Eliot Weisman:

    He didn’t like confrontation, period, especially in his family. And everybody in his family was aware of it… From time to time, whether it was Barbara alone or the kids or a combination, some things would get out of whack. Frank Sinatra greeting a fan. (Courtesy of Eliot Weisman) I think he became more upset, depressed about those things... It bothered him when there was confrontation about who’s getting what in the future after his death… He wanted his wife taken care of and his kids taken care of fairly.

  2. State John Kerry:

    These actions could provoke a further escalation of the conflict and lead to the loss of more innocent lives, increasing the flow of refugees and risking a confrontation with the anti-ISIS (Islamic State) coalition operating in Syria.

  3. Zhao Lijian:

    What's shocking is that on June 15, the Indian side severely violated our consensus and twice crossed the border line and provoked and attacked the Chinese forces, causing a violent physical confrontation between the two border forces, china is raising strong opposition and stern representations to the Indian side on this.

  4. Ri Son Gwon:

    It is a very serious problem. Depending on how to lead public opinion, it would decide on whether a mood of reconciliation and cooperation, or mistrust and confrontation is created between the North and South.

  5. Nicholas Sandmann against the newspaper:

    I was not intentionally making faces at the protestor, i did smile at one point because I wanted him to know that I was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation.

Translations for confrontation

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  • противопоставяне, биткаBulgarian
  • Gegenüberstellung, KonfrontationGerman
  • αντιμετώπισηGreek
  • رویارویی - مواجههPersian
  • konfrontaatio, yhteenottoFinnish
  • confrontationFrench
  • עימותHebrew
  • scontro, confronto, braccio di ferroItalian
  • 対決Japanese
  • tûşîbûn, rûbirûbûn, به‌ره‌نگار, şer, به‌ره‌نگاربوونه‌وه‌, pevçûnKurdish
  • confrontatieDutch
  • konfrontacjaPolish
  • briga, confrontoPortuguese
  • противоборство, конфронтация, столкновение, противостояниеRussian
  • ballafaqim, kundërvënieAlbanian
  • konfrontationSwedish
  • மோதலைTamil
  • تصادمUrdu

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