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 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 Monty, Bryce, and Alex are all leaving when the Hillcrest student tries to say goodbye the closeted, hotheaded football player and gets beaten — hence the need for blackmail. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "13 Reasons Why season 3 binge recap," 23 Aug. 2019 Adora is strong, tough, hotheaded, and a fish out of water in the world of princess luxury and palace etiquette, which are traits highly reminiscent of the title character in The Legend of Korra. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "Netflix’s She-Ra reboot follows closely in Steven Universe’s footsteps," 8 Nov. 2018 And his singing gained fervor during action scenes, especially when the incensed Roméo kills Tybalt (Bogdan Volkov), Juliette’s hotheaded cousin, in a duel. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Review: Third Tenor’s Not Quite a Charm in the Met’s ‘Roméo’," 24 Apr. 2018 Their rivalry is recreated in this film, with Shia LaBeouf playing the hotheaded Mr. McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason playing the melancholy Mr. Borg. New York Times, "What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Secret City’ and ‘Blue Valentine’," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of hotheaded

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Hotheaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hotheaded

informal : easily angered also : very angry

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