confrontation

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a bold challenge

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discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

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a hostile disagreement face-to-face

the act of hostile groups opposing each other

a focussed comparison

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He told the inquest Mr Tomlinson: "Was not confrontational at all.
Theft of valuables is rated as one point, stolen memorabilia or pets as two, non-confrontational break-ins as three, and confrontational break-ins as four points.
And targeting fin whales is a confrontational and aggressive act.
WADE BENNETT, the proprietor of a 70-acre orchard and bamboo grove outside Seattle, is not a confrontational man.
While the diminutive Jason Acuna, aka Wee Man, walking naked through a business conference may not illuminate much about societal mores, Knoxville and producer Spike Jonze's wrinkly appearances in heavy makeup slyly highlight public discomfort with aged nudity -- just the opposite of the confrontational nature of many of the other skits.
Eighty-six of them volunteered to undergo stress testing, in which they did arithmetic and dealt with a staged, confrontational interview.
Any collection strong in Native American or early American history should make Captors And Captives: The 1704 French And Indian Raid On Deerfield a collection acquisition: explores the raid from different viewpoints of the raiders, both French-Canadian and Native American, and the Deerfield villages alike, showing the confrontational and friendly relationships between diverse groups of the times.
He confirmed that the conference process would be "relational not confrontational in its approach with a minimum of resolutions.
The installation at Deitch in particular was dazzling and confrontational, indicating that McGinness is an artist who also knows a thing or two about spectacle.
His] long tenure in the Vatican has been marked by a theological tone that is rigid, conservative, and confrontational.
Roger Ebert was one of the few critics to give thumbs up to `She Hate Me,' which he calls `a wildly ambitious, passionate, jagged, confrontational exercise in sexual and political satire; five movies for the price of one.
Street children by necessity developed a confrontational and oppositional subculture relative to adult authority, while simultaneously adopting certain entrepreneurial behaviors as a survival strategy.
For example, a confrontational approach works well with most boys.
Norwood worries that the added criminal penalties in both Senate bills may lead to a confrontational tone in government-employer relationships.
I do not believe these cases should be pursued in such a confrontational way,'' he said.