Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun confrontation

5 senses of confrontation

Sense 1
confrontation -- (a bold challenge)
       => challenge -- (a call to engage in a contest or fight)

Sense 2
confrontation -- (discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions)
       => discord, dissension -- (disagreement among those expected to cooperate)

Sense 3
confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off -- (a hostile disagreement face-to-face)
       => disagreement -- (the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing)

Sense 4
confrontation, opposition -- (the act of hostile groups opposing each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition")
       => resistance -- (group action in opposition to those in power)

Sense 5
confrontation -- (a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison)
       => comparison, comparing -- (the act of examining resemblances; "they made a comparison of noise levels"; "the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator")

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