Definition of confrontation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒnfrʌnˈteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnfrənˈteɪʃn//
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[uncountable, countable] confrontation (with somebody) | confrontation (between A and B) a situation in which there is an angry disagreement between people or groups who have different opinions She wanted to avoid another confrontation with her father. confrontation between employers and unions See related entries: AngerExtra examples He probably will have little choice but to force a confrontation sooner or later. He would be very foolish to risk a confrontation with Robert. His actions brought him into direct confrontation with the authorities. Lewis had a confrontation about money with his stepfamily. She had a series of heated confrontations with her parents over homework. The final confrontation on a train is classic thriller material. Their climactic confrontation brings the novel to a dramatic close. Their demands could lead to a serious confrontation with management. a confrontation with the police a head-on confrontation between the two governments Confrontation between employers and unions has resulted in strike action.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: confrontation