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"confrontation" in British English

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confrontationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌkɒn.frʌnˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn.frənˈteɪ.ʃən/
C2 a ​fight or ​argument: Some ​couplesseem to like confrontation, but Josh and I ​hardlyeverargue.. There were ​violent confrontations between ​police and ​demonstrators.

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confrontational
adjective uk   /ˌkɒn.frʌnˈteɪ.ʃən.əl/  us   /ˌkɑːn.frənˈteɪ.ʃən.əl/
He has a very ​aggressive, confrontational way of ​talking to ​people.
(Definition of confrontation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"confrontation" in American English

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confrontationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌkɑn·frənˈteɪ·ʃən/
an ​argument or ​fight: [C] I had a confrontation this ​morning with my ​boss.
confrontational
adjective  us   /ˌkɑn·frənˈteɪ·ʃə·nəl/
His confrontational ​style often angers ​people.
(Definition of confrontation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"confrontation" in Business English

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confrontationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌkɒnfrʌnˈteɪʃən/
a ​situation in which ​people or ​groups with ​opposingideas or ​opinionsdisagree angrily: confrontation between sb and sb The ​agreementended a ​potentially serious confrontation between ​management and ​unions at the ​plant.confrontation with sb She ​resigned after an angry confrontation with her ​manager.have/risk/get into a confrontation I ignored their comments, rather than ​risk a confrontation. Try to ​avoid confrontation with the ​people who ​report to you.
(Definition of confrontation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “confrontation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 对抗, 冲突, 对峙…
in Turkish tartışma, çatışma, sürtüşme…
in Russian столкновение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對抗, 衝突, 對峙…
in Polish konfrontacja…
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