Confrontational (adjective)

Involving or characterized by confrontation; tending to provoke opposition or hostility.


Late 19th century: from confrontation + -al.


  1. The meeting was marked by a confrontational attitude from both sides.
  2. The union leader took a confrontational stance in the negotiations.
  3. The confrontational tone of the debate made it difficult to reach a compromise.
  4. The confrontational nature of the protest led to clashes with the police.
  5. The confrontational style of the politician made him many enemies.
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