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[kon-fruh n-tey-shuh-nist, -fruhn-] /ˌkɒn frənˈteɪ ʃə nɪst, -frʌn-/

a person who confronts opposition, especially aggressively.
characteristic of or confrontationists:
confrontationist language.


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