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Tending to deal with situations in an aggressive way; hostile or argumentative:‘he distanced himself from the confrontational approach adopted by his predecessor’
- ‘Checking the facts seems irrelevant, even confrontational or counter therapeutic.’
- ‘They've also co-opted the mocking, confrontational tone of bygone campus radicals in their tactics.’
- ‘A young steward challenged me in quite a confrontational way.’
- ‘They were all funny in an almost confrontational way.’
- ‘This was the kind of confrontational work for which the Royal Court had long been famous.’
- ‘Mitch is somewhat confrontational with Blanche, witnessing her delusions.’
- ‘Indeed, he has made his point, albeit in the least confrontational way possible.’
- ‘My first books were about being very aggressive, very confrontational.’
- ‘Such a confrontational argument does not gain much support among the Americans.’
- ‘Some officials suggested a less confrontational approach might reap dividends.’
- ‘She talks of her confrontational attitude toward them during the early days of her captivity.’
- ‘Some who have tangled with the two women over zoning changes say they can be confrontational.’
- ‘We have guys with sharper teeth who are being more confrontational.’
- ‘A more confrontational approach has been taken by the Vatican, with senior bishops calling for the film to be boycotted.’
- ‘The solo parts are not notably athletic or confrontational.’
- ‘The report suggested case workers were concerned about damaging their relationship with her by being overly confrontational.’
- ‘Let's try to move toward a more peaceful set of relationships, less confrontational than we've been through.’
- ‘No worker delights in taking a confrontational stand on the job.’
- ‘Faced with the French media on the eve of yesterday's opening time trial, Armstrong was more confrontational.’
- ‘"This was not a person who was confrontational or combative."’
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