confrontationist
noun or adjective see confrontation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • confrontationist — confrontationism, n. /kon freuhn tay sheuh nist, frun /, n. 1. a person who confronts opposition, esp. aggressively. adj. 2. characteristic of confrontation or confrontationists: confrontationist language. [1965 70; CONFRONTATION + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • confrontationist — /kɒnfrənˈteɪʃənəst/ (say konfruhn tayshuhnuhst) adjective 1. eliciting or proposing confrontation; not conciliatory: a confrontationist approach. –noun 2. a person having such an attitude. Also, confrontationalist …   Australian English dictionary

  • confrontationist — confrontationism, n. /kon freuhn tay sheuh nist, frun /, n. 1. a person who confronts opposition, esp. aggressively. adj. 2. characteristic of confrontation or confrontationists: confrontationist language. [1965 70; CONFRONTATION + IST] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • confrontationist — noun One who favours confrontation. See Also: confrontationism …   Wiktionary

  • confrontationist — con•fron•ta•tion•ist [[t]ˌkɒn frənˈteɪ ʃə nɪst, frʌn [/t]] n. 1) cvb a person who confronts opposition, esp. aggressively 2) cvb characteristic of confrontation or confrontationists • Etymology: 1965–70 con fron•ta′tion•ism, n …   From formal English to slang

  • con|fron|ta|tion|al — KON fruhn TAY shuh nuhl», adjective. 1. of or having to do with confrontation; involving confrontation. 2. = confrontationist. (Cf. ↑confrontationist) …   Useful english dictionary

  • confrontation — noun Date: 1632 the act of confronting ; the state of being confronted: as a. a face to face meeting b. the clashing of forces or ideas ; conflict c. comparison < the flashbacks bring into meaningful confrontation present and past, near and far R …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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