Definition of 'confrontation'
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Taking in men from both factions is bound to lead to confrontation. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Women are more likely to avoid confrontation by leaving the other person as many options as possible. Christianity Today (2000)Too often there seems to be a confrontation between the two approaches. Times, Sunday Times (2006)So she was not going to use confrontation to fight her father. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)The country has no appetite for a fresh military confrontation. The Sun (2007)It is becoming very dangerous and could lead to a confrontation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)My advice is to avoid confrontations at all costs. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)This confirmation increases the likelihood of a confrontation between the two countries. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Apart from saving face the countries could lose much in any extended military confrontation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Make it a priority avoid unnecessary confrontation. The Sun (2006)There have been two big confrontations this year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The nuclear confrontation of the two superpowers had been genuine enough. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Despite those threats there were signs yesterday that both sides were trying to avoid a confrontation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Police were finally called in after a confrontation between the two. The Sun (2013)Back off if it has become an issue - confrontation will get you nowhere. Times, Sunday Times (2007)While this leads to uncomfortable confrontations, these are a vital first step to progress. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was an historic moment but at the time I could imagine little but conflict and confrontation ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2011)On Tuesday he appeared to step back from military confrontation over Ukraine. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It cannot afford to ignore opportunities to cut costs and modernise for the sake of old-fashioned ticket offices or a union boss who leads by confrontation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Nato chose not to do so, partly because of the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The threat came after the worst military confrontation of recent years, in which 100 people died during five days of fighting between government troops and rebel forces. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'confrontation'
British English: confrontation NOUN
A confrontation is a dispute, fight, or battle between two groups of people.
The issue has caused great tension between the two countries and could lead to a military confrontation.
Definition of confrontation from the Collins English Dictionary
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