Definition of headstrong
1 : not easily restrained : impatient of control, advice, or suggestions a headstrong businessman
2 : directed by ungovernable will violent headstrong actions
Examples of headstrong in a Sentence
The child is very headstrong.
He is known for his headstrong behavior.
Recent Examples of headstrong from the Web
But Mackey may have underestimated the flexibility and commitment of Amazon and its own headstrong founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos.
The question mark comes with his attitude; he’s been known as headstrong for most of his high-level playing career so far.
My mother took my behavior personally and saw my headstrong independence as a profound rejection.
That was my main thing, just trying to get headstrong.
Analysts say the Buddhist authority’s directive, and Ma Ba Tha’s headstrong reply, illustrate a central challenge facing the governing National League for Democracy, the political party led by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Mix one swaggering, slurring, Johnny Depp (heavy on the eyeliner) with one headstrong young lass in a cleavage-baring corset and one noble, handsome upstart.
Mix one swaggering, slurring, Johnny Depp (heavy on the eyeliner), one headstrong young lass in a cleavage-baring corset, and one noble, handsome upstart.
But this appeared to break Velasquez, a headstrong 24-year-old pitcher blessed with a golden right arm.
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First Known Use of headstrong
Synonym Discussion of headstrong
HEADSTRONG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of headstrong for English Language Learners
: not willing to do what other people want : very stubborn
HEADSTRONG Defined for Kids
Definition of headstrong for Students
: very stubborn
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