[ kon-fruh n-tey-shuh-nl, -fruhn- ]
/ ˌkɒn frənˈteɪ ʃə nl, -frʌn- /


tending toward or ready for confrontation: They came to the meeting with a confrontational attitude.

Nearby words

  1. confounded,
  2. confraternity,
  3. confrere,
  4. confront,
  5. confrontation,
  6. confrontationist,
  7. confrontative,
  8. confrère,
  9. confucian,
  10. confucianism

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for confrontational



1969, from confrontation + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper