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frontal

adjective
     
front‧al [only before noun] formal
1 at or relating to the front part of something:
the frontal armour of the new tanks
2

frontal attack/assault

a) a direct attack on the front of an army:
The minefields make an all-out frontal attack impossible.
b) an attack or criticism that is very strong and direct:
After the election, the party launched into a frontal assault on the British media.
3 medical relating to the front part of the head:
the frontal lobes of the brain

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