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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a determined will.
  • adj. Having a vigorous, independent mind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a vigorous, independent will and views

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a vigorous mind; esp., having or affecting masculine qualities of mind; -- said of women.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a strong or vigorous mind.
  • Not in accordance with the female character or manners; unfeminine: applied ironically to women claiming the privileges and opportunities of men.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by vigorous independence of thought and judgment
  • adj. having a determined will

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