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
Wrex is a Krogan — this universe’s hotheaded warrior race — who’s given up on his people.Every ‘Mass Effect’ squadmate, ranked from a storytelling perspective | Jhaan Elker | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Even well-written female characters, like Judy, a hotheaded but sharp woman, live under the shadow of men who have wronged her.‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is a thrill ride through an ugly, unexamined world | Elise Favis | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
In the original Danish show, Forbrydelsen, the cop was a typical hotheaded macho goon, all guns and glory and ego.
hotheaded arrogance is neither conservative nor attractive to voters.
Though Glenn Beck may be better known for his tears, the host knows how to get hotheaded when the spark hits—literally.
Moreover, even in his new home on the banks of the Schuylkill River, Paine appeared a hotheaded radical.
Kenric thought little of this threat, but it was not long ere the hotheaded young viking put it into execution.The Thirsty Sword | Robert Leighton
There have been some hotheaded and unfortunate judgments on the part of my family, which report has greatly magnified.The Flying Death | Samuel Hopkins Adams
The real reason for the visit of my young hotheaded Imperial Master was concealed from me.The Secrets of Potsdam | William Le Queux
But it was not possible for the dictatorial governor and the hotheaded youth to get along together.Bacon's Rebellion, 1676 | Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker
Grandad is among the distillers and Norah is as hotheaded as he.A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg | Amanda M. Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for hot-headed
impetuous, rash, or hot-tempered
- hot-headedly, adverb
- hot-headedness, noun
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