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[strawng-wild, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋˈwɪld, ˈstrɒŋ-/
having a powerful will; resolute.
stubborn; obstinate.
Origin of strong-willed
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The strong-willed intolerant ones do not make leaders unless they have something more, though they make good followers.

    The Threatening Eye Edward Frederick Knight
  • "I am the only passive member of a strong-willed family," she told him.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • It was when Cynthia was nine years old that Mrs. Marlowe found a strong-willed ally.

    Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3) Mary Elizabeth Carter
  • He was wrong to think of her as strong-willed; her will power was very weak.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Being a strong-willed young person, she sprang up instantly.

    The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for strong-willed


having strength of will
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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