confrontation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɒnfɹənˈteɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

confrontation (countable and uncountable, plural confrontations)

  1. The act of confronting or challenging another, especially face to face.
    • 1999, Nicholas Walker, “The Reorientation of Critical Theory: Habermas”, in Simon Glemdinning, editor, The Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy[1], Routledge, →ISBN, page 489:
      During the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, this commitment brought him into frequent critical confrontation with entrenched forms of conservative thinking (in academic areas from history and social science to the more abstract domains of ethical and political philosophy) []
  2. A conflict between armed forces.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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confrontation f (plural confrontations)

  1. confrontation

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