Definition of confrontational in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkänfrənˈtāSH(ə)n(ə)l/


Tending to deal with situations in an aggressive way; hostile or argumentative: he distanced himself from the confrontational approach adopted by his predecessor
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  • The report suggested case workers were concerned about damaging their relationship with her by being overly confrontational.
  • Let's try to move toward a more peaceful set of relationships, less confrontational than we've been through.
  • A young steward challenged me in quite a confrontational way.




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Syllabification: con·fron·ta·tion·al

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