head´strong´ness


head´strong´ness
head|strong «HEHD STRNG, -STRONG», adjective.
1. rashly or foolishly determined to have one's own way; hard to control or manage; obstinate: »

a headstrong horse, a headstrong child. The headstrong monarch was enraged by the very suggestion of foreign mediation in a domestic quarrel with his colonies (Atlantic).

SYNONYM(S): willful.
2. showing rash or foolish determination to have one's way: »

headstrong actions. I'll curb her mad and headstrong humour (Shakespeare).

head´strong´ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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