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[hot-hed-id] /ˈhɒtˈhɛd ɪd/
hot or fiery in spirit or temper; impetuous; rash:
Hotheaded people shouldn't drive cars.
easily angered; quick to take offense.
Origin of hotheaded
First recorded in 1635-45; hot + head + -ed3
Related forms
hotheadedly, adverb
hotheadedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The hot-headed Añasco found it hard to restrain his impatience.

  • "Some hot-headed ass fired that," he said to himself, contemptuously.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • T is only that I am as ever a hot-headed fool and ill deserve a friend like thee.

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin
  • They're too hot-headed—they're altogether too ready to fight over nothing.

    Frank Merriwell Down South Burt L. Standish
  • I am a hot-headed, impatient kind of creature at the best of times,' he confessed.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • I am as brave as yourself; but, thank Heaven, I am not quite so hot-headed.

    The Bravo of Venice Heinrich Zschokke
  • He is a gentleman, honorable as the day is long, even if he is hot-headed at times.

    The Place of Honeymoons Harold MacGrath
  • Henry is such a hot-headed fellow that he might resent the stipulation.

    A House-Boat on the Styx John Kendrick Bangs
British Dictionary definitions for hot-headed


impetuous, rash, or hot-tempered
Derived Forms
hot-headedly, adverb
hot-headedness, noun
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