: very determined to do something even if other people say it should not be done

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Recent Examples on the Web Foster’s Danvers more explicitly doesn’t suffer fools, but Reis’ Navarro is just as strong-willed in her way. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 19 Feb. 2024 Walnut was a graceful, strong-willed bird, if a tad antisocial. Elaine Godfrey, The Atlantic, 10 Feb. 2024 For two episodes of character-building, Genius is on solid footing, showing how Young Malcolm and Young Martin’s respective strong-willed fathers (Lennie James as MLK Sr. and Gbenga Akinnagbe as Earl Little) shaped their early political upbringings in similar ways. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Jan. 2024 During a visit to Mossad headquarters in July 1974, Meir joked that the strong-willed Mr. Zamir was easy to work with. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2024 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 My eldest daughter is 6, strong-willed, explosive and defiant. Meghan Leahy, Washington Post, 3 Jan. 2024 Danielle Brooks is another powerhouse, coming on even stronger as the strong-willed Sofia than her predecessor Winfrey. Pat Padua, Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2023 Anne was Henry’s second wife, a strong-willed, worldly woman whose refusal to become the king’s mistress pushed him to break with Rome and launch the English Reformation. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Strong-willed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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