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This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.
John Blair

Meaning of "confrontational" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONFRONTATIONAL

confrontational  [ˌkɒnfrʌnˈteɪʃən əl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONFRONTATIONAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Confrontational is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CONFRONTATIONAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of confrontational in the English dictionary

The definition of confrontational in the dictionary is liable to confront and cause arguments; direct and aggressive.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONFRONTATIONAL


agnominal
æɡˈnɒmɪn əl
artisanal
ɑːˈtɪzən əl
attitudinal
ˌætɪˈtjuːdɪn əl
cantonal
ˈkæntən əl
cisternal
sɪˈstɜːn əl
clinodiagonal
ˌklaɪnəʊdaɪˈæɡən əl
co-educational
ˌkəʊɛdʒʊˈkeɪʃən əl
compositional
ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən əl
constructional
kənˈstrʌkʃən əl
correlational
ˌkɒrɪˈleɪʃən əl
cross-Channel
ˌkrɒsˈtʃæn əl
decagonal
dɪˈkæɡən əl
denominal
dɪˈnɒmɪn əl
denominational
dɪˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃən əl
diactinal
daɪˈæktɪn əl
divisional
dɪˈvɪʒən əl
doctrinal
dɒkˈtraɪn əl
dodecagonal
ˌdəʊdɛˈkæɡən əl
endocrinal
ˌɛndəʊˈkraɪn əl
epiphenomenal
ˌɛpɪfɪˈnɒmɪn əl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONFRONTATIONAL

confoundedly
confounder
confoundingly
confraternal
confraternities
confraternity
confrerie
confront
confrontal
confrontation
confronte
confronter
confrontment
Confucian
Confucianism
Confucianist
Confucius
confusability
confusable
confuse

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONFRONTATIONAL

additional
constitutional
conventional
dimensional
educational
emotional
exceptional
functional
inspirational
institutional
international
national
operational
optional
personal
professional
promotional
regional
the National
traditional
transitional

Synonyms and antonyms of confrontational in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «confrontational» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONFRONTATIONAL

Find out the translation of confrontational to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of confrontational from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «confrontational» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

对抗的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

conflictivo
570 millions of speakers

English

confrontational
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टकराव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المواجهة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

конфронтационный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

agressivo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুখোমুখী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

conflictuel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Konfrontatif
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

provokativ
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

対立的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공격적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Confrontational
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đối đầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மோதல்போக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संघर्षात्मक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çatışmacı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

provocatorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

konfrontacyjny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

конфронтаційний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

confruntare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συγκρουσιακή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konfronterende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

konfronterande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konfronterende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of confrontational

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFRONTATIONAL»

The term «confrontational» is regularly used and occupies the 57.391 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFRONTATIONAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about confrontational

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONFRONTATIONAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word confrontational.
1
Francesca Annis
Everything has changed. An interview has become such a confrontational thing. It makes you very defensive.
2
John Blair
This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.
3
Drake
I'm not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I'm not going to back down.
4
John Hall
As a person who is not confrontational by disposition I tend to see that the quality of being confrontational is a positive attribute.
5
Joanne Harris
My heroes and heroines are often unlikely people who are dragged into situations without meaning to become involved, or people with a past that has never quite left them. They are often isolated, introspective people, often confrontational or anarchic in some way, often damaged or secretly unhappy or incomplete.
6
Mark Lloyd
If our republican form of government is perishing because communications - the infrastructure of that republic - is under the yoke of international business how, at last, do we save it? We must build a confrontational movement to reclaim our democracy, a movement committed to active and sustained protest against the present order.
7
Rachel Maddow
I'm not a screamer. I'm confrontational, but I don't think that translates into anger.
8
Bruce McCulloch
But we wanted to work in a way we never had, which was write everything together. We had to face each other in the same creative room, which gets tougher as you get older, because you don't want to be confrontational.
9
Denise Mina
I was very aware of office politics because I was so baffled by them. So much so goes unsaid. No one says 'you're a cheeky so-and-so,' no one says 'you're so moody,' nobody ever confronts anyone else about anything. But I'm very crass, and I'm very confrontational, and I have a temper. I had to be hyper-vigilant in every office I worked in.
10
Roger Mudd
The relationship between press and politician - protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial - becomes sour, raw and confrontational.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONFRONTATIONAL»

Discover the use of confrontational in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to confrontational and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Confrontational ceramics: the artist as social critic
This ground-breaking book looks at the use of ceramic art as a confrontational tool, where artist's work comments on social issues.
Judith S. Schwartz, 2008
2
The Future of Politics: With the Demise of the Left/right ...
This book describes how the old confrontational system has fulfilled a vital function for the progress of humanity, but how in advanced industrial economies everywhere, it is now reaching the end of its useful purpose.
Robert Corfe, 2010
3
Another Damn Newcomer: Confrontational Politics, Environment ...
"Another Damn Newcomer" tells the story of a couple moving to a tiny town where the wife is eventually elected as mayor, but is despised by the other governing body members.
Audrie Clifford, 2011
4
Beyond the Small World: Chinese Environmental NGOs and ...
While Chinese environmental NGOs built a self-censored, self-sufficient, and self-contained "environmental small world" in the 1990s, they launched public campaigns directly challenging powerful opponents in the early 2000s.
Jun Jin, 2007
5
Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in ...
The "Fresh Air" commentator and "New York Times" contributor artfully shows how our use of language reveals the true mindset of contemporary America
Geoff Nunberg, 2009
6
The Confrontational Parent: Practical Guide for School Leaders
Notions. Related. To. Confrontational. And. Aggressive. Parents. What makes an aggressive or confrontational parent such a formidable entity? According to Rucci (1991), “difficult people usually affect more than just one person with whom ...
Charles M. Jaksec, 2013
7
Investigating the Effects of Simulation on Transfer in a ...
Consent form given by student interviewers to INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF SIMULATION ON TRANSFER OF LEARNING IN A HIGH RISK CONFRONTATIONAL SETTING as part of Dissertation coursework. December 7, 2007 Dear ...
Carolyn Jesse Kinsell, 2008
8
Winning with the Boss from Hell: A Survival Guide
There is a big difference between confronting someone, which we will talk about later in the book, and being confrontational. Confronting someone is an assertive position. Being confrontational is an aggressive position. Confronting your boss ...
Shaun Belding, 2004
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A Genre Based Approach to Daytime Talk on Television
Chi square = 123.14 DF = 15 p value = 0.00000000 The results from the analysis displayed higher percentages of confrontational turns in three of the four categories taking part in the interaction: individual members of the audience, ...
Carme Gregori Signes, 2000
10
American Political Rhetoric: Essential Speeches and Writings ...
When I have replied to criticisms of the United States (which is an important part of my job), I have frequently been described as “confrontational”: This is an interesting experience for me, since I had never been described as “ confrontational” in ...
Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONFRONTATIONAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term confrontational is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Brad Scott returns to North Melbourne, wants fierce, confrontational
And after last week's humiliating 55-point loss to the Gold Coast, Scott wants his players to be “fiercely competitive” and “confrontational” ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
2
Lack of trust threatens to scupper any Greek deal
... which Mr Tsipras won by a landslide, it looked this week as if he was softening his confrontational stance towards the EU and IMF. «Financial Times, Jul 15»
3
Brian Cowen: Attempts to 'bounce' Ireland into bailout decision
Mr Cowen denied this was an “adversarial or confrontational” meeting and said the two men were striving to find the best course of action for ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
4
North Melbourne coach Brad Scott wants competitors
The returning coach said this week he will shuffle his team week to find players "who are fiercely competitive, who are confrontational in their ... «The Age, Jul 15»
5
David Ignatius: Beware the Greeks bearing drachmas
... from Portugal, Spain, Italy and other debtor nations that might ensue if Greece's confrontational tactics were seen as succeeding. Greece and ... «Memphis Commercial Appeal, Jul 15»
6
Beware the Greeks Bearing Drachmas
... from Portugal, Spain, Italy and other debtor nations that might ensue if Greece's confrontational tactics were seen as succeeding. Greece and ... «RealClearPolitics, Jul 15»
7
Pope Calls for Social, Economic Justice
Pope Francis has avoided the confrontational approach of St. John Paul II, who denounced Pentecostal “sects” as “rapacious wolves. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
8
'Masters of Sex' updates: Libby Masters is more confrontational
... including their official Youtube channel. The season will also feature another more confrontational facet to the personality of Libby Masters. «Vine Report, Jul 15»
9
Confines of Confrontational Statements and Conventional Deterrence
The two subcontinent nuclear powers, Pakistan and India, very recently involved in a war of words which has reopened the debate on South ... «Voice of Journalists, Jul 15»
10
Russia: US Military Plan Is 'Confrontational'
Russia says a new US military plan is 'confrontational' and will mean further tensions in a relationship already strained by the Ukraine conflict. «Sky News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Confrontational [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/confrontational>. Oct 2019 ».
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