headstrong

[ hed-strawng, -strong ]
/ ˈhɛdˌstrɔŋ, -ˌstrɒŋ /

adjective

determined to have one's own way; willful; stubborn; obstinate: a headstrong young man.
proceeding from or exhibiting willfulness: a headstrong course.

Origin of headstrong

First recorded in 1350–1400, headstrong is from the Middle English word heedstronge. See head, strong

OTHER WORDS FROM headstrong

head·strong·ly, adverbhead·strong·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH headstrong

headlong headstrong
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British Dictionary definitions for headstrong

headstrong
/ (ˈhɛdˌstrɒŋ) /

adjective

self-willed; obstinate
(of an action) heedless; rash

Derived forms of headstrong

headstrongly, adverbheadstrongness, noun
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