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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I agree with you that the high-profile columnists, more of them seem to adopt the confrontationist approach and to see Islam as a hostile monolithic.
Other extreme forms of activity may border upon civil disobedience and be interpreted as confrontationist, potentially violent, and a serious challenge to the stability of a political system.
Is Lawrence expressing his own opinion when he says, `The Aboriginal community in the Park is factionalised, confrontationist and undergoing major internal reinterpretation of roles and responsibilities and the control of resources and finances' (p.
Girls in school are less likely than boys to take a confrontationist approach when they are placed in the situation of having to accept a humiliated subservient role in relation to teachers and academically "bright" pupils, but some young women do, and the results for girls are equally educationally disastrous (Walker, 1993).
Australia was about to go through an (unintelligent) Thatcherite experiment several years before Thatcher came to power in the UK as the Fraser government from 1975 on cumulatively introduced monetarist policies combined with an ugly confrontationist approach between government, capital and labour.
Unlike its predecessors, which adopted confrontationist policies towards the syndicates, the Mubarak regime has allowed the syndicates a good measure of autonomy and freedom.
Your confrontationist attitude at work is likely to rub a senior the wrong way and harm your interests.
He appealed to Tahirul Qadri not to instigate his supporters as the country cannot afford such kind of confrontationist approach.
The military, certainly, has not behaved unnaturally and abnormally to warrant such a confrontationist posturing, notwithstanding all those outpourings that some habitual rumour-mongers and compulsive military-bashers have thrown up irresistibly.
Modi's continued rigidity on Pakistan, China, Bangladesh and even Sri Lanka has only bolstered the popular apprehension that this Hindutva mascot will be pursuing a rabid confrontationist policy toward these immediate neighbors of India if he is elected to the top post.
The government and the judiciary have been on a confrontationist course over the appointment of judges as on cases linked to the controversial National Reconciliation Order (NRO) introduced by former President General Pervez Musharraf.
The Maoist leadership believes that the government has made "a strong rightward surge" and is taking "a confrontationist approach" in recent weeks.
Prior to the June 12 elections, the campaign debate about Iran's nuclear policy had turned into a debate about Ahmadi-nejad's confrontationist foreign policy.
He said the confrontationist forces should tell us about their reservations and I am ready to remove them.