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confrontational (comparative more confrontational, superlative most confrontational)

  1. Pertaining to a confrontation; characterized by, or given to initiating hostile encounter; in-your-face.
    • 2011 October 15, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 1 - 1 Man Utd”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      It was Liverpool who once again carried the momentum after the break and the recalled Rio Ferdinand was booked for a foul on Suarez, whose confrontational approach and brilliant natural ability was proving hard to handle.