confrontation - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ˌkɒnfrʌnˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
singularconfrontation
pluralconfrontations
  1. a situation in which people or groups are arguing angrily or are fighting

    Tom and Sue were anxious to avoid any further confrontation.

    confrontation with:

    Thirteen people were injured following violent confrontations with the police.