headstrong headstrong  /ˈhɛd ˌstrɔŋ/


  • (adj) habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition



  1. Fussy, erratic and arbitrary, the headstrong soprano has infuriated colleagues and administrators and crossed swords with functionaries and hapless hoteliers across the globe.
  2. His sister Lola is slender and sexy and headstrong but in her own way almost as lost as Oscar.
  3. Uday was cunning, cruel, ambitious and headstrong.



  1. "It was a bit of a scrambling day, but I held myself headstrong," Ames said.
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Stephen Ames Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "I think he's arguably one of the top older horses in training," Pletcher said. "He does fine with time between races but he tends to get headstrong. I think he thrives on the action and he prefers to be running. Obviously he's also capable...
    on Sep 1, 2007 By: Todd Pletcher Source: Washington Post

  3. "Despereaux is very brave. He's brave in that way that only a teenager is," explains Matthew. "He is very headstrong and doesn't care much what others think of him. Everything is right and wrong and he's overly passionate." "Why did I...
    on Dec 11, 2008 By: Matthew Broderick Source: GazetteLive

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