headstrongness love

Definitions

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  • n. The property of being headstrong, stubbornness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Obstinacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Obstinate wilfulness.

Etymologies

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headstrong +‎ -ness

Examples

  • So are all giddy girls, when it is too late: and what a crest-fallen figure then do the consequences of their self-willed obstinacy and headstrongness compel them to make!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Poor little dear! he has indeed a little sort of perverseness and headstrongness, as one may say, in his will: yet he is but a baby, and I hope to manage him pretty well; for he notices all I say, and every look of mine already. —

    Pamela

  • This was the fault of Hampton, and due to his headstrongness, for the guides had protested that they did not know that side of the Châteauguay; but he had ordered them to proceed.

    An Account of the Battle of Chateauguay Being a Lecture Delivered at Ormstown, March 8th, 1889

  • "And then Mamma excused herself as well as she could, and Mr. Carleton said, very seriously, that he knew there was a great element of headstrongness in your character; he had remarked it, he said, when you were arguing with Mr. Stackpole."

    Queechy

  • "And then mamma excused herself as well as she could, and Mr. Carleton said, very seriously, that he knew there was a great element of headstrongness in your character; he had remarked it, he said, when you were arguing with Mr. Stackpole."

    Queechy, Volume II

  • Even Black Maggie was not an animal like this; every motion was instinct with life and power, and not a little indication of headstrongness and irritability gave a great additional interest and excitement to the pleasure of managing him.

    The Old Helmet, Volume I

  • -- So are all giddy girls, when it is too late: and what a crest-fallen figure then do the consequences of their self-willed obstinacy and headstrongness compel them to make!

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 6

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