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adjective as in aggressive


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As tensions rose, King and John Lewis repeatedly urged Richardson to be less confrontational and more compromising, she said.

As if the current climate of the world wasn’t confrontational enough … I kind of tapped into an issue that used to be clear to me, but now simply has me confused.

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These means include maintaining superior military power, economic pressure, independence in decision making, and a more confrontational approach toward China.

I’m probably the most relaxed person in my group of friends, and I’m not confrontational at all in my personal life.

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Think of a giant tug of war in which all the tugs have been toward more extreme and more confrontational versions of the party.

He wants to repeal Obamacare, and he wants to be confrontational.

The email exchanges started out as cordial, if cold, but gradually grew more confrontational.

For Sara and other demonstrators, it was important that the situation did not become too confrontational.

Known on stage for his confrontational style, Gelman heckles the audience as much as they heckle him.

The teenager is said to have had a confrontational phone call the night before he allegedly went on his rampage.

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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to confrontational, such as: adversarial, antagonistic, bellicose, combative, adverse, and opposed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.