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[strawng-wild, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋˈwɪld, ˈstrɒŋ-/
having a powerful will; resolute.
stubborn; obstinate.
Origin of strong-willed
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is going to take a strong-willed and determined leader to change this culture.
  • There is too much randomness built into the peer review system--which peers review it, how strong-willed they are on the panel.
  • He was reluctant to share power, fearing rather than embracing strong-willed colleagues.
  • Presidents typically say they want to be surrounded by strong-willed people who have the courage to disagree with them.
  • He stood on the mound as a strong-willed life preserver, impervious to the heat of the night.
  • Later, this plain but strong-willed survivor would become the ancestor of a colorful, new cold-hardy camellia dynasty.
  • strong-willed, she thought she could handle it, convincing herself she could shake the intrusive thoughts.
  • You've got some pretty strong-willed guys up there that argue with you.
  • The final result was in large measure a monument to this strong-willed and able officer.
British Dictionary definitions for strong-willed


having strength of will
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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