Definitions

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

  • adj. Easily angered; quick-tempered: a hotheaded commander.
  • adj. Impetuous; rash: a hotheaded decision.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to or characteristic of a hothead or hotheadedness; (of a person) easily excited or angered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as hot-headed.
  • adj. liable to act with undue haste and without consideration.

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

  • adj. characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation
  • adj. quickly aroused to anger

Etymologies

hot +‎ headed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yes Sin, some "hotheaded" Jews dared to attack the British army at a time when the British army was sending survivors of the death camps back to Germany, publicly flogging Jews and even hanging some who had fought in the British army in WWII in Acre prison.

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  • Yet when the violence is perpetrated by 'hotheaded' Muslims there can in your view be no explanation and ALL Muslims must be punished.

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  • Hence, you and the other sheep-like warmongers call for the annihilation of Iran because you perceive its leadership to be 'hotheaded'.

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  • Boardwalk holds up in episode 2, taking us to Chicago (great work from Stephen Graham as the young, volatile Al Capone) and New York (with Michael Stuhlbarg's quietly sinister Arnold Rothstein) and back again to Atlantic City, where Nucky extorts hotheaded Jimmy for $3000 in payback for the whiskey heist — meaning the boy has to take back the necklace he gave his showgirl mom Gretchen Mol.

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  • Girls are drawn to guys who make up their own rules, who are testosterone-fueled, hotheaded, and apathetic to common law and conventional wisdom.

    Good Girls, Bad Boys, and Porn

  • Tim, who could be hotheaded at times himself, finally bought boxing gloves and set up a ring in the backyard to let the three boys punch until they wore themselves out.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Like, a cliche thing is to give them a power that fits their personality (Hello, hotheaded pyros and save-the-rainforest plant manipulators …).

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  • However convincing her performance, Kate realized she and Wills—now immersed in the world of hotheaded young officers training for battle—were growing further and further apart.

    William and Kate

  • “He understood how hotheaded Kevin could be,” Hashim said.

    William and Kate

  • Led by hotheaded starter "Nuke" LaLoosh ("Bull Durham") and closer Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn ("Major League"), the pitching staff could be the team's downfall.

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