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Noun: confrontation  ,kón,frún'tey-shun or ,kón-frun'tey-shun
  1. A bold challenge
     
  2. Discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions
     
  3. A hostile disagreement face-to-face
    - encounter, showdown, face-off, smackdown [N. Amer]
     
  4. The act of hostile groups opposing each other
    "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions";
    - opposition
     
  5. A focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison

Derived forms: confrontations

Type of: challenge, comparing, comparison, disagreement, discord, dissension, resistance

Encyclopedia: Confrontation