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Adjective
Causing intimidation, distress or upset
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“Arnold was delivered the confronting news by a kindergarten child that he was potentially suffering from a tumor.”
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Confronting or thought-provoking in nature
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Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting opposition
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Characterized by confrontation or hostility
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Heavily occupied, or busily involved in an important activity
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(negative) To experience an emotion or sensation
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Present participle for to come face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent
“We are learning how to confront death.”
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Present participle for to worry, oppress or cause trouble to
“Arguably, however, less tractable difficulties confront him in the realm of spirits.”
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Present participle for to address or apply oneself to a problem or issue
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“They therefore decided to confront the problem by mounting a charm offensive.”
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Present participle for to stand or meet facing, especially in competition, hostility or defiance
“Things were so bad that he finally felt compelled to confront one reporter and ask that she meet his eye and not walk away when he spoke.”
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Present participle for to accuse someone of
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Present participle for to engage in an altercation
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Present participle for to grab (someone), usually aggressively, to stop them or bring them to ground
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Present participle for to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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Present participle for confront and deal with or accept
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Present participle for to fend off or defend against something hostile
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Present participle for to stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion)
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Present participle for to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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Present participle for to estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between
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Present participle for to offend the modesty or values of
Noun
Resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument
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