A hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties: a confrontation with the legislature four months of violent confrontation between government and opposition forces
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- People are coming here to have a violent confrontation with the police.
- This new workers' organisation was forced into violent confrontation with the state.
- He could then, very easily, make the confrontation with the Centre an issue and go back to the people.
conflict, clash, fight, battle, encounter, faceoff, engagement, skirmish;
informal set-to, run-in, dust-up, showdown
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