hot·​head·​ed | \ ˈhät-ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce hotheaded (audio) \

Definition of hotheaded

: easily angered : fiery, impetuous

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Other Words from hotheaded

hotheadedly adverb
hotheadedness noun

Examples of hotheaded in a Sentence

He wrote a hot-headed letter.
Recent Examples on the Web One of them was Andrew Jackson, a pugnacious populist and something of a hotheaded role model for Trump. Star Tribune, "Trump: America's sorest loser," 16 Jan. 2021 Refusing to give up, two hotheaded rivals try to pull Tayshia into the fray right before the rose ceremony. Ben Flanagan |, al, "‘The Bachelorette’ Episode 6 | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time," 17 Nov. 2020 Way too much time for the hotheaded Prescott to operate. cleveland, "Denzel Ward on the 3-1 Browns: ‘This team can be special; It’s a totally different team compared to last year’," 5 Oct. 2020 Both men—Li Bai a hotheaded, ungovernable Daoist; Du Fu, a decade younger, a doting father and upright Confucian—became internal refugees when their country imploded in the rebellion. Madeleine Thien, The New York Review of Books, "Poems Without an ‘I’," 22 Sep. 2020 Four former Green Berets who served with Goudreau called him a gifted warfighter who could be both charismatic and hotheaded. Anchorage Daily News, "How an ex-Green Beret and a defecting general planned to capture Venezuela’s president," 11 May 2020 As anyone who’s ever worked at a startup will tell you, having a young, hotheaded male founder at the helm making people’s lives occasionally hellish is...kind of the norm. Andrea Bartz, Marie Claire, "Uncomfortable Truth: Women Are Allowed to Be Mean Bosses, Too," 24 Mar. 2020 He was vaguely understood in law school to be conservative but not one of the more flagrant, well-known, hotheaded conservatives on campus. Hope Reese, Longreads, "‘They Were Growing Seedlings…Which Would Sprout To Become Supreme Court Justices’," 18 Dec. 2019 Oh, and don't forget about the bad guys, including Adam Driver's Kylo Ren, the evil First Order's hotheaded new Supreme Leader. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Is C-3PO a goner? 5 things that shook us in the new 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' trailer," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of hotheaded

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Hotheaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hotheaded

informal : easily angered also : very angry

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