[ kon-fruhn-tey-shuh-nl, -fruhn- ]
/ ˌkɒn frənˈteɪ ʃə nl, -frʌn- /
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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-fruhn-tey-tiv, kuhn-fruhn-tuh-]. /ˈkɒn frənˌteɪ tɪv, kənˈfrʌn tə-/.
Origin of confrontational
OTHER WORDS FROM confrontationalnon·con·fron·ta·tion·al, adjective
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How to use confrontational in a sentence
At two and a half hours, Beautiful sails by quickly—one non-confrontational, unabashedly pop, drop of ear candy follows another.‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ Review: A Few Discordant Notes, But Damn Great Songs|Daniel Gross|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other questions, however, fit the non-confrontational mood of the evening.Mr. Lieberman Goes To Washington|Ali Gharib|December 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The PLO, if it must go ahead with an initiative at the U.N. in the coming days, should make it as non-confrontational as possible.
The PLO must work hard to make its U.N. initiative as non-confrontational as possible.
The former Utah governor looked mild and non-confrontational at the Orlando debate—but a poll shows him gaining ground.Signs of Life for Huntsman?|McKay Coppins|September 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST