American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Determined to have one's own way; stubbornly and often recklessly willful. See Synonyms at obstinate, unruly.
- adj. Resulting from willfulness and obstinacy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wilful; ungovernable; obstinate; bent on pursuing one's own ends.
- Directed by or proceeding from obstinate wilfulness: as, a headstrong course.
- Synonyms Intractable, unruly, stubborn, dogged.
- adj. Determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not easily restrained; ungovernable; obstinate; stubborn.
- adj. Directed by ungovernable will, or proceeding from obstinacy.
- adj. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
- head + strong (Wiktionary)
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“Both are known as headstrong leaders unaccustomed to sharing power.”
“But I felt that it was clear that the least want of firmness at the outset would endanger my whole educational plan; therefore, I stood firm, and indeed gained my point, though at the price of being called headstrong, self-willed, and stubborn.”
“My daughter brings new meaning to the terms "single-minded" and "headstrong" -- so for pretty much all of her life attempting to argue with her has just re-invigorated her determination to go her own way.”
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“It is believed that Range plotted with Amelle Berrabah to get the "headstrong" Buchanan out of the band and rope in someone who would help their album sales in the US.”
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