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[strawng-mahyn-did, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋˈmaɪn dɪd, ˈstrɒŋ-/
having a forceful and independent mind.
determined or obstinate; strong-willed.
Origin of strong-minded
1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I am sure Etta is wrong: you do not look in the least strong-minded.

    Uncle Max Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • At last, I was subjected to the usual onslaught from the strong-minded.

    Who Was She? Bayard Taylor
  • Woman does not come here as a strong-minded person demanding admittance, but she comes as representative of the lay conference.

    Woman, Church & State Matilda Joslyn Gage
  • The strong-minded lady was not at all sure that this was a blessed exception.

  • "She is not a strong-minded woman, she only has been made to believe herself one," said Ermine, warmly.

    The Clever Woman of the Family Charlotte M. Yonge
  • You do not then approve of the strong-minded woman, the female philosopher.

    The Bondwoman Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Armed and equipped, what a sight would be presented by an army of strong-minded women!

  • My mother, whatever she might have been when a girl, was now a strong-minded, clever woman.

    Percival Keene Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for strong-minded


having strength of mind; firm, resolute, and determined
Derived Forms
strong-mindedly, adverb
strong-mindedness, noun
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