[strawng-mahyn-did, strong-]


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

Origin of strong-minded

First recorded in 1785–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of strong-minded

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

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    Hollywood's Christian Blockbuster

    Nicole LaPorte

    January 6, 2010

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

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    The Last of the Wasps

    Tad Friend

    September 27, 2009

Historical Examples of strong-minded

British Dictionary definitions for strong-minded



having strength of mind; firm, resolute, and determined
Derived Formsstrong-mindedly, adverbstrong-mindedness, noun
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