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Confronting definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONFRONTING, ppr. Setting or standing face to face, or in opposition, or in presence of.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Confront Con*front", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confronted; p. pr. & vb. n. Confronting.] [F. confronter; L. con- + frons the forehead or front. See Front.] 1. To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness. We four, indeed, confronted were with four In Russian habit. --Shak. He spoke and then confronts the bull. --Dryden. Hester caught hold of Pearl, and drew her forcibly into her arms, confronting the old Puritan magistrate with almost a fierce expression. --Hawthorne. It was impossible at once to confront the might of France and to trample on the liberties of England. --Macaulay. 2. To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing. 3. To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare. When I confront a medal with a verse, I only show you the same design executed by different hands. --Addison.

Moby Thesaurus

adversative, adverse, adversive, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antipodal, antithetic, antonymous, at cross-purposes, balancing, clashing, compensating, conflicting, contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious, contrary, contrasted, converse, counter, counterbalancing, counterpoised, countervailing, dead against, discordant, discrepant, eyeball to eyeball, eyeball-to-eyeball, facing, hostile, inconsistent, inimical, inverse, obverse, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, perverse, polar, polaric, polarized, repugnant, reverse, squared off



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