head-on
head-on head-on adj. 1. characterized by direct opposition; as, a head-on confrontation.

Syn: head-to-head. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Without evasion or compromise; as, his usual head-on fashion; to meet a problem head-on.

Syn: downright, flat-footed, forthright, foursquare, straightforward. [WordNet 1.5]

3. Meeting front to front; used mostly of collisions between vehicles; as, a head-on automobile collision.

Syn: frontal. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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