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strong-willed

[strawng-wild, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋˈwɪld, ˈstrɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
having a powerful will; resolute.
2.
stubborn; obstinate.
Origin of strong-willed
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • He was wrong to think of her as strong-willed; her will power was very weak.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • And yet, with such a strong-willed person, he could not be certain.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • Grey was irritable, strong-willed, and inclined to self-righteousness.

    The Tribune of Nova Scotia

    W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
  • She knew that among the strong-willed women Marjory was not to be reckoned.

    Earl Hubert's Daughter Emily Sarah Holt
  • "I am the only passive member of a strong-willed family," she told him.

    From the Car Behind

    Eleanor M. Ingram
British Dictionary definitions for strong-willed

strong-willed

adjective
1.
having strength of will
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