Definition of headstrong in English:

headstrong

adjective

  • Self-willed and obstinate.

    ‘I am headstrong and like getting my own way’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But Celia is headstrong and determines to rise to the challenge.’
    • ‘He was a headstrong man who met every uphill struggle with determination.’
    • ‘Pearl, like her dad, can be downright stubborn and headstrong.’
    • ‘Thank heavens we had a particularly headstrong set of governors, and an even more determined female head of school.’
    • ‘Modern, headstrong Marion surprised everyone by becoming a stay-at-home mom.’
    • ‘I know that he's extremely caring, loving, but he's also pretty headstrong, and he has an opinion about everything.’
    • ‘She is headstrong and stubborn and the character is quite strong.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘David is the headstrong one who likes his freedom and couldn't wait to get away from the family-controlled slopes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The plan is faultless even if my younger brother is too headstrong for his own good.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘She is headstrong, insubordinate, and outright disrespectful to her superiors,’ he voiced to the congregation.’
    • ‘There is a flakiness about Ginger; she is captivating, sexy and vulnerable, but also headstrong and determined not to lose.’
    • ‘But that exotic exterior can't hide your headstrong ways, and why would you want that under wraps anyway?’
    • ‘She was a determined and headstrong girl; she wouldn't accept my lack of an explanation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Obviously you were a headstrong, determined, and… really spunky woman.’
    • ‘Sometimes I can be a little too headstrong, and I might ruin everything.’
    • ‘What does a country built on headstrong individualism and the myth of self-reliance do with its people convinced that they know best?’
    • ‘John is headstrong and his determination might have rubbed off on me.’
    • ‘Maybe I'm too much of a headstrong person, but no one has ever offered.’
    • ‘The headstrong Professor learns the hard way that ‘such creatures are easier summoned than eluded’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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…’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This reflected her domineering and headstrong character, in contrast to Bill's more cautious and conservative nature.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Every sign of meekness was eliminated as the frail child became the robust, headstrong youth.’
    • ‘The memoir displayed depression in a flighty, headstrong, energetic, sexually promiscuous young woman.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I think it was a bit of a surprise that I was still very headstrong even after signing.’
    • ‘These letters provide a baseline to compare the sisters' diverging lives - the trials of headstrong Hasina versus the woes of fatalistic Nazneen.’
    • ‘With the headstrong stubbornness of youth, I was sure I understood.’
    • ‘Iona is a very plucky, determined, headstrong lady and is the unsung heroine in the whole of this saga.’
    • ‘My dad is a bit headstrong and sometimes acts without thinking.’
    wilful, self-willed, strong-willed, contrary, perverse, wayward, unruly, refractory, ungovernable, unyielding, stubborn, obstinate, obdurate
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Pronunciation

headstrong

/ˈhedˌstrôNG//ˈhɛdˌstrɔŋ/