Definition of iron-willed in English:



  • Implacably determined on a course of action; very resolute.

    ‘an iron-willed leader who has rallied and refreshed her tiring team’
    • ‘Despite his image as an iron-willed moderniser, he has so far taken a cautious and soft approach.’
    • ‘What motivated this iron-willed Frenchman to undertake such an arduous and unlikely adventure?’
    • ‘Not only did she cheat death in a horrific car smash and then confound doctors with her remarkable recovery, but now the iron-willed 18-year-old plans to help others by becoming a counsellor for brain injury victims.’
    • ‘I'd promised not to become a weakling; I promised to stay a strong iron-willed girl.’
    • ‘In the wake of those two arbitration losses, he did what any iron-willed, sore-loser competitor would do.’
    • ‘She was iron-willed and determined to put the theatre before all else.’
    • ‘And now their gallant and iron-willed campaigning has finally come to fruition.’
    • ‘The iron-willed lady fighting back this personal tragedy had a very strong first vault (handspring pike with one and a half twist).’
    • ‘To Geary's shock, the iron-willed captain of the Dauntless seemed to be blinking away tears.’
    • ‘Only the most iron-willed amongst America's youth can stand up to the pull of commercial pop culture.’