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confrontation

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌkɒn.frʌnˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑːn.frən-/
C2 a fight or argument: She actually enjoys confrontation, whereas I prefer a quiet life. There were violent confrontations between police and demonstrators.Arguments and disagreements
confrontational
adjective uk   /-əl/ us  
He's got a rather aggressive, confrontational manner.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
(Definition of confrontation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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