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Pronunciation:  `kânfrun'teyshun

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  1. [n]  a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison
  2. [n]  the act of opposing groups confronting each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
  3. [n]  a hostile disagreement face-to-face
  4. [n]  discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions
  5. [n]  a bold challenge

CONFRONTATION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: encounter, opposition, showdown
 See Also: challenge, comparing, comparison, disagreement, discord, dissension, resistance, strikebreaking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con`fron*ta"tion\, n. [LL. confrontatio.]
Act of confrontating. --H.Swinburne.

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