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  1. hot or fiery in spirit or temper; impetuous; rash: Hotheaded people shouldn't drive cars.
  2. easily angered; quick to take offense.

Origin of hotheaded

First recorded in 1635–45; hot + head + -ed3
Related formshot·head·ed·ly, adverbhot·head·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of hotheaded

  • Hotheaded arrogance is neither conservative nor attractive to voters.

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    Newt: Suddenly Alone

    David Frum

    January 26, 2012

  • Though Glenn Beck may be better known for his tears, the host knows how to get hotheaded when the spark hits—literally.

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    Glenn Beck’s Most Outrageous Moments

    The Daily Beast Video

    June 30, 2011

  • Moreover, even in his new home on the banks of the Schuylkill River, Paine appeared a hotheaded radical.

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    The Fight Over Common Sense

    Sophia Rosenfeld

    June 29, 2011

Historical Examples of hotheaded

  • Grandad is among the distillers and Norah is as hotheaded as he.

  • He was hotheaded and overbearing, but she did not believe him to be vindictive.

    The Intriguers

    William Le Queux

  • He is excitable, hotheaded, easily carried away, honest and straightforward like most people of his class.

  • He is the type of an honest, straightforward, hotheaded, but narrow and uncompromising man.

  • Curiously enough the hotheaded impulse died within me before I could rise from my seat on the three-legged stool.

    Pirates' Hope

    Francis Lynde