strong-mind·​ed ˈstrȯŋ-ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce strong-minded (audio)
: having a vigorous mind
especially : marked by independence of thought and judgment
strong-mindedly adverb
strong-mindedness noun

Examples of strong-minded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the sequel, the story again focuses on the strong-willed Ginger, who with rooster Rocky now has an equally strong-minded daughter, Molly. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strong-minded was in 1788

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“Strong-minded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: very independent in thought and judgment
strong-mindedness noun

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