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confrontational

[kon-fruh n-tey-shuh-nl, -fruhn-]
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adjective
  1. tending toward or ready for confrontation: They came to the meeting with a confrontational attitude.
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Also con·fron·ta·tive [kon-fruh n-tey-tiv, kuh n-fruhn-tuh-] /ˈkɒn frənˌteɪ tɪv, kənˈfrʌn tə-/.

Origin of confrontational

Related formsnon·con·fron·ta·tion·al, adjective
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Related Words for confrontational

combative, adversarial, antagonistic, bellicose, adverse, opposed, uncooperative, disruptive, pugnacious, contentious, cantankerous, truculent

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Word Origin and History for confrontational

adj.

1969, from confrontation + -al (1).

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