Definition of headstrong in English:

headstrong

adjective

  • Energetically wilful and determined.

    ‘the headstrong impulsiveness of youth’
    • ‘The young Tom was also a fairly headstrong youth and by the age of 15 had left home, adopting his mother's surname and living off his wits, to send himself back to high school.’
    • ‘The newly married couple was very happy, although many people warned the kindly man about the willful and headstrong nature of his new step-daughter.’
    • ‘There is a flakiness about Ginger; she is captivating, sexy and vulnerable, but also headstrong and determined not to lose.’
    • ‘Nobody can predict how a soldier will behave under fire. A wild and headstrong person can be a pain in the neck in peacetime, but a stalwart leader in war.’
    • ‘To watch Headey in the role of the headstrong Kaisa is to feel a war within oneself between wanting and fearing, between desiring and dreading the crystalline object of one's desire.’
    • ‘These letters provide a baseline to compare the sisters' diverging lives - the trials of headstrong Hasina versus the woes of fatalistic Nazneen.’
    • ‘He had been used to regarding his comrade as a blatant child with an audacity grown from his inexperience, thoughtless, headstrong, jealous, and filled with tinsel courage.’
    • ‘What we get is that while she is better off with a law-abiding and sober husband, he's still headstrong in a way that makes her life barely manageable.’
    • ‘The memoir displayed depression in a flighty, headstrong, energetic, sexually promiscuous young woman.’
    • ‘Pearl, like her dad, can be downright stubborn and headstrong.’
    • ‘But Celia is headstrong and determines to rise to the challenge.’
    • ‘He was a headstrong man who met every uphill struggle with determination.’
    • ‘Maybe I'm too much of a headstrong person, but no one has ever offered.’
    • ‘‘She is headstrong, insubordinate, and outright disrespectful to her superiors,’ he voiced to the congregation.’
    • ‘My dad is a bit headstrong and sometimes acts without thinking.’
    • ‘But I do think it's very high risk, because you don't necessarily listen to all the talent in your newsroom when you're this headstrong.’
    • ‘John is headstrong and his determination might have rubbed off on me.’
    • ‘The plan is faultless even if my younger brother is too headstrong for his own good.’
    • ‘She is headstrong and stubborn and the character is quite strong.’
    • ‘Modern, headstrong Marion surprised everyone by becoming a stay-at-home mom.’
    • ‘But that exotic exterior can't hide your headstrong ways, and why would you want that under wraps anyway?’
    • ‘Iona is a very plucky, determined, headstrong lady and is the unsung heroine in the whole of this saga.’
    • ‘Obviously you were a headstrong, determined, and… really spunky woman.’
    • ‘What does a country built on headstrong individualism and the myth of self-reliance do with its people convinced that they know best?’
    • ‘This reflected her domineering and headstrong character, in contrast to Bill's more cautious and conservative nature.’
    • ‘And besides, though he was as practical and realistic as his father, he was also as principled and as headstrong and as stubborn as his mother, so he would follow in his father's footsteps.’
    • ‘With the headstrong stubbornness of youth, I was sure I understood.’
    • ‘You're just jealous that I've got a lot of hot girls ready to do whatever I want and you've only got one and she's headstrong.’
    • ‘You don't speak in riddles, you don't play with fate and destiny, you're quiet and out of the way where most Gods are loud and in your face, and you're submissive where Gods are headstrong.’
    • ‘Every sign of meekness was eliminated as the frail child became the robust, headstrong youth.’
    • ‘Leigh's evident technique is perfect for this headstrong young woman who is trapped improvising an ill-fitting role as the scenery goes up in flames around her.’
    • ‘But in the prudish 1840s, women were expected to know their place - and it did not involve depicting headstrong, passionate women who became enamoured with married men.’
    • ‘Indeed even my apprentice is given a great deal of leeway in these matters, though I find she is often foolish, and headstrong, and ungrateful…’
    • ‘She was a determined and headstrong girl; she wouldn't accept my lack of an explanation.’
    • ‘Thank heavens we had a particularly headstrong set of governors, and an even more determined female head of school.’
    • ‘I think it was a bit of a surprise that I was still very headstrong even after signing.’
    • ‘I know that he's extremely caring, loving, but he's also pretty headstrong, and he has an opinion about everything.’
    • ‘The headstrong Professor learns the hard way that ‘such creatures are easier summoned than eluded’.’
    • ‘Sometimes I can be a little too headstrong, and I might ruin everything.’
    • ‘David is the headstrong one who likes his freedom and couldn't wait to get away from the family-controlled slopes.’
    wilful, self-willed, strong-willed, contrary, perverse, wayward, unruly, refractory, ungovernable, unyielding, stubborn, obstinate, obdurate
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Pronunciation

headstrong

/ˈhɛdstrɒŋ/