HyperDic: confrontation

English > 5 senses of the word confrontation:
NOUNcommunicationconfrontationa bold challenge
communicationconfrontationdiscord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions
communicationconfrontation, encounter, showdown, face-offa hostile disagreement face-to-face
actconfrontation, oppositionthe act of hostile groups opposing each other
actconfrontationa focussed comparison
confrontation > pronunciation
Soundskaa.nfrahntey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > confrontation: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA bold challenge.
BroaderchallengeA call to engage in a contest / contest or fight
Spanishconfrontación
Adjectivesconfrontationalof or relating to confrontation
Verbsconfrontoppose, as in hostility or a competition
English > confrontation: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningdiscord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions.
Broaderdiscord, dissensiondisagreement among those expected to cooperate
Adjectivesconfrontationalof or relating to confrontation
English > confrontation: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA hostile disagreement face-to-face.
Synonymsencounter, showdown, face-off
BroaderdisagreementThe speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
Spanishcara a cara, conflicto, confrontación, encontronazo, encuentro, enfrentamiento, pugna
Catalanconflicte, confrontació, enfrontament, topada
Adjectivesconfrontationalof or relating to confrontation
Verbsconfrontbe face to face with
English > confrontation: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of hostile groups opposing each other.
Example"the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"
Synonymopposition
Narrowerstrikebreakingconfrontational activities intended to break up a strike by workers
Broaderresistancegroup action in opposition to those in power
Spanishconfrontación, oposición
Catalanconfrontació, oposició
Adjectivesconfrontationalof or relating to confrontation
Verbsconfrontoppose, as in hostility or a competition
confrontbe face to face with
English > confrontation: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison.
Broadercomparison, comparingThe act of examining resemblances
Verbsconfrontpresent somebody with something, usually to accuse / accuse or criticize

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