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Definitions for confrontation
ˌkɒn frənˈteɪ ʃən, -frʌn-con·fronta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confrontation(noun)

    a bold challenge

  2. confrontation(noun)

    discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

  3. confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off(noun)

    a hostile disagreement face-to-face

  4. confrontation, opposition(noun)

    the act of hostile groups opposing each other

    "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"

  5. confrontation(noun)

    a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison


  1. confrontation(Noun)

    The act of confronting or challenging another, especially face-to-face

  2. confrontation(Noun)

    A conflict between armed forces

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confrontation(noun)

    act of confrontating

    Etymology: [LL. confrontatio.]


  1. Confrontation

    Confrontation is a tactical fantasy miniature wargaming in which the combatants are represented by metal figures in 28 mm scale. For comparison purposes, the system's figures are slightly larger than those of Games Workshop or The Foundry. The game is set in Aarklash, a world of medieval fantasy where knights, wizards, priests and barbarians fight each other as well as fantastic creatures such as wolfen, elves, orcs, goblins and the undead. The entire world is at war and all are fighting for the supremacy of the continent. The rules are intended to be versatile, and are able to represent a small fight between a handful of warriors just as well as a large skirmish between several dozen soldiers and their leaders. The last rules were in its fourth edition, a single hardback edition. The first edition was only available in French, German and Italian, while the second was available in French, German, Italian, English and Spanish. Rackham collapsed in 2010 but several companies decided to continue the Confrontation line. Legacy Miniatures started to reanimate the line in 2011. They have even produced some brand-new miniatures that had not been in the market due to Rackham liquidation. In April 2012, CoolMiniOrNot announced via Ravage magazine that they would be publishing a new edition of Confrontation based on the 3rd edition rules.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confrontation' in Nouns Frequency: #2653

How to pronounce confrontation?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confrontation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confrontation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of confrontation in a Sentence

  1. President Obama:

    Congress should be aware that if this diplomatic solution fails, then the risks and likelihood that this ends up being at some point a military confrontation is heightened -- and Congress will have to own that as well.

  2. Wade Henderson:

    The failure of Corporate America to challenge the President's racist rhetoric is disheartening, but not surprising, after all, the economy is humming ; and most corporate leaders would prefer to avoid a confrontation with a vindictive President. But in the struggle for the soul of Corporate America, there can be no by-standers.

  3. Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland:

    I don't think China wants a confrontation with the United States, they don’t mind a confrontation with a Vietnamese fishing boat, but they don’t want a confrontation with the United States.

  4. Sergei Donskoi:

    There is no room here for confrontation or for fear mongering.

  5. Lisbeth Melendez Rivera:

    We're not looking for a confrontation opportunity, we're looking for dialogue that leads to the full inclusion of our people in the Church.

Images & Illustrations of confrontation

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Translations for confrontation

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  • битка, противопоставянеBulgarian
  • Konfrontation, GegenüberstellungGerman
  • αντιμετώπισηGreek
  • رویارویی - مواجههPersian
  • yhteenotto, konfrontaatioFinnish
  • confrontationFrench
  • עימותHebrew
  • confronto, braccio di ferro, scontroItalian
  • 対決Japanese
  • tûşîbûn, rûbirûbûn, به‌ره‌نگاربوونه‌وه‌, pevçûn, şer, به‌ره‌نگارKurdish
  • confrontatieDutch
  • konfrontacjaPolish
  • confronto, brigaPortuguese
  • конфронтация, противоборство, столкновение, противостояниеRussian
  • kundërvënie, ballafaqimAlbanian
  • konfrontationSwedish
  • மோதலைTamil
  • تصادمUrdu

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