headstrong

[hed-strawng, -strong]
adjective
1.
determined to have one's own way; willful; stubborn; obstinate: a headstrong young man.
2.
proceeding from or exhibiting willfulness: a headstrong course.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English heedstronge. See head, strong

headstrongly, adverb
headstrongness, noun

headlong, headstrong.


1. See willful.


1. tractable, docile.
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headstrong (ˈhɛdˌstrɒŋ)
 
adj
1.  self-willed; obstinate
2.  (of an action) heedless; rash
 
'headstrongly
 
adv
 
'headstrongness
 
n

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Example sentences
Despite being stubborn and headstrong with her parents, she is kind and courteous to the rest of the world, which is what matters.
The government hopes to rein in some of her more headstrong tendencies, but agrees broadly that pragmatism is the way ahead.
And walking dogs, especially large or headstrong ones, can be challenging in any conditions.
He is an impetuous, headstrong workaholic, who is reluctant to delegate.
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