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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 British English

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confrontationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌkɒn.frʌnˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn.frənˈteɪ.ʃən/
C2 a fight or argument: Some couples seem to like confrontation, but Josh and I hardly ever argue.. 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.
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"confrontation" in Business English

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confrontationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌkɒnfrʌnˈteɪʃən/
a situation in which people or groups with opposing ideas or opinions disagree angrily: confrontation between sb and sb The agreement ended 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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