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[strawng-mahyn-did, strong-]
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  1. having a forceful and independent mind.
  2. determined or obstinate; strong-willed.
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Origin of strong-minded

First recorded in 1785–95
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Related Words for strong-minded

tenacious, steadfast, unyielding, inflexible, intransigent, recalcitrant, dogmatic, willful, adamant, headstrong, certain, sure, settled, established, resolved, definitive, influential, resolute, forceful, crucial

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