Definition of headstrong in English:



  • Self-willed and obstinate.

    ‘I am headstrong and like getting my own way’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I think it was a bit of a surprise that I was still very headstrong even after signing.’
    • ‘‘She is headstrong, insubordinate, and outright disrespectful to her superiors,’ he voiced to the congregation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I know that he's extremely caring, loving, but he's also pretty headstrong, and he has an opinion about everything.’
    • ‘But that exotic exterior can't hide your headstrong ways, and why would you want that under wraps anyway?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Modern, headstrong Marion surprised everyone by becoming a stay-at-home mom.’
    • ‘The plan is faultless even if my younger brother is too headstrong for his own good.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 headstrong Professor learns the hard way that ‘such creatures are easier summoned than eluded’.’
    • ‘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…’
    • ‘These letters provide a baseline to compare the sisters' diverging lives - the trials of headstrong Hasina versus the woes of fatalistic Nazneen.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What does a country built on headstrong individualism and the myth of self-reliance do with its people convinced that they know best?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sometimes I can be a little too headstrong, and I might ruin everything.’
    wilful, self-willed, strong-willed, contrary, perverse, wayward, unruly, refractory, ungovernable, unyielding, stubborn, obstinate, obdurate
    reckless, heedless, rash, capricious, impulsive, wild
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