hot or fiery in spirit or temper; impetuous; rash: Hotheaded people shouldn't drive cars.
easily angered; quick to take offense.
- hot·head·ed·ly, adverb
- hot·head·ed·ness, noun
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How to use hotheaded in a sentence
“She was hot-headed, had her own way of doing things,” Gill said—and so, he left to form a separate militia group.
If he was getting hot around the collar, Ziffer said caustically, it was "partly because I'm one of those hot-headed Levantines."
Last month, Grigorieva, whom one source described as “hot-headed,” fired and replaced her lawyers.
Poor Decatur was shot dead in a duel in 1820 by a hot-headed officer whom he had offended.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
That happens rarely; except with inflamed and hot-headed boys, whose passions are in their first innocence as well as violence.Camilla | Fanny Burney
He was the Genius, denounced, anathematized and exalted in turn by the hot-headed youth of Italy.The Devourers | Annie Vivanti Chartres
He was a reckless, hot-headed chap—brilliant, of course, but a slave to his impulses and his nerves.The Lieutenant-Governor | Guy Wetmore Carryl
Here and there hot-headed Zealots rose up to repeat the errors and the disasters of their predecessors.
British Dictionary definitions for hot-headed
impetuous, rash, or hot-tempered
- hot-headedly, adverb
- hot-headedness, noun
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