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The new lawmakers are likely to take a more confrontational approach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Physical contact with match officials in an aggressive or confrontational manner. The Sun (2016)Where he is different is that he is taking a less confrontational approach with his players. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He became a household name with an instantly recognisable physique and a confrontational style. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Japan has precious little in the way of confrontational journalism. Times, Sunday Times (2010)By doing it through a personal story it will be less confrontational. The Sun (2010)This was not the first time in his career that his confrontational approach had upset players. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But try to do it in the least confrontational way. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Solicitors taking a confrontational approach can often inflame the situation rather than calm it. Why Am I Afraid to Divorce? (1994)But there are less confrontational ways of ensuring positive vibes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He has proven that his confrontational approach does not work. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are aggressive, confrontational and destructive and should be banned. The Sun (2015)More stories followed, less confrontational than before. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But it is about being confrontational and aggressive, playing with that scary edge. The Sun (2016)They are really confrontational in the way they play, their driving play is a huge strength. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The confrontational approach to drugs is failing; subtler methods might stand a better chance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Next, find less confrontational ways to express yourselves. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My father's confrontational approach taught me diplomacy and tact. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The aim is to encourage couples to take a route that is likely to be quicker, cheaper and less confrontational. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There cannot be a rugby follower alive who does not accept this as part of an intrinsically aggressive, physically confrontational sport. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The world will be no less confrontational just because of its economic plight; in all probability it will be more so. Times, Sunday Times (2012)German Schuster is an adopted Spaniard but his style is too confrontational. The Sun (2014)At his declaration on Tuesday he said he would adopt a less confrontational tone towards Obama. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A broadcaster of gentlemanly calm and courtesy, he was unsympathetic to the more confrontational style which increasingly became the norm. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In my view his confrontational, gladiatorial style has been a major contributor to the widespread disdain of the British public for politicians generally. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'confrontational'
British English: confrontational ADJECTIVE
If you describe the way that someone behaves as confrontational, you are showing your disapproval of the fact that they are aggressive and likely to cause an argument.
The committee's confrontational style of campaigning has made it unpopular.
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