Noun confrontation has 5 senses
  1. confrontation - a bold challenge
    --1 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb confront1
  2. confrontation - discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions
    --2 is a kind of
    discord, dissension
  3. confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off - a hostile disagreement face-to-face
    --3 is a kind of disagreement
    Derived form: verb confront4
  4. confrontation, opposition - the act of opposing groups confronting each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
    --4 is a kind of resistance
    --4 has particulars: strikebreaking
    Derived forms: verb confront4, verb confront1
  5. confrontation - a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison
    --5 is a kind of
    comparison, comparing
    Derived form: verb confront3