[kon-fruh n-tey-shuh-nl, -fruhn-]
- tending toward or ready for confrontation: They came to the meeting with a confrontational attitude.
Also con·fron·ta·tive [kon-fruh n-tey-tiv, kuh n-fruhn-tuh-] /ˈkɒn frənˌteɪ tɪv, kənˈfrʌn tə-/.
Origin of confrontational
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Examples from the Web for confrontational
He wants to repeal Obamacare, and he wants to be confrontational.Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?
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For Sara and other demonstrators, it was important that the situation did not become too confrontational.Iran Won’t Let Women Watch The World Cup
June 21, 2014
Known on stage for his confrontational style, Gelman heckles the audience as much as they heckle him.Brett Gelman Has Dinner with Your Favorite TV Sidekicks
April 24, 2014
The teenager is said to have had a confrontational phone call the night before he allegedly went on his rampage.The House’s GOP Psychologist May Finally Get a Mental-Health Bill Passed
April 12, 2014
It can be a move to the left, but a unifying rather than a confrontational one.What Obama Can Learn From Elizabeth Warren
December 17, 2013
Word Origin and History for confrontational
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