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strong-minded

[ strawng-mahyn-did, strong- ]

adjective

  1. having a forceful and independent mind.
  2. determined or obstinate; strong-willed.


strong-minded

adjective

  1. having strength of mind; firm, resolute, and determined


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Derived Forms

  • ˌstrong-ˈmindedness, noun
  • ˌstrong-ˈmindedly, adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of strong-minded1

First recorded in 1785–95
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Example Sentences

Both Dragon Tattoo and A Royal Affair have very strong-minded female characters at the center of the story.

Leigh Anne may dress (and decorate) tackily, but she is unquestionably a strong-minded and moral do-gooder.

I married Amanda, a strong-minded food writer, seven years ago: She revamped my fridge, and some of my other disaster areas.

After the gentle sex had to a great extent given up the habit, some strong minded females were to be found who retained it.

Though the plan savored of deserting the helpless girls, yet was he strong-minded enough to adopt it.

This strong-minded man, who thought things out for himself, impressed Tchaikovsky, and changed his political outlook.

Meanwhile the American strong-minded female understood herself, it is to be charitably hoped, but understood herself alone.

He was a strong-minded man—at least, everybody who got in his way had good reason to think so.

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