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confrontation

noun [C or U]
 
 
/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.
Translations of “confrontation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 對抗, 衝突, 對峙…
in Russian столкновение…
in Turkish tartışma, çatışma, sürtüşme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对抗, 冲突, 对峙…
in Polish konfrontacja…
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