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ˈhɛdˌstrɔŋ, -ˌstrɒŋhead·strong

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. froward, headstrong, self-willed, willful, wilfuladjective

    habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition


  1. headstrongadjective

    Determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.

    He was in that headstrong teenage phase when he felt like he knew everything.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Headstrongadjective

    Unrestrained; violent; ungovernable; resolute to run his own way: as a horse whose head cannot be held in.

    Etymology: head and strong.

    An example, for headstrong and inconsiderate zeal, no less fearful than Achitophel for proud and irreligious wisdom. Richard Hooker, Dedication.

    How now, my headstrong! where have you been gadding?
    —— Where I have learnt me to repent the sin
    Of disobedient opposition. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    But such a headstrong potent fault it is,
    That it but mocks reproof. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    He ill aspires to rule
    Cities of men or headstrong multitudes,
    Subject himself to anarchy within. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    There’s no opposing the torrent of a headstrong multitude. Roger L'Estrange.

    Now let the headstrong boy my will controul:
    Virtue’s no slave of man; no sex confines the soul:
    I, for myself, th’ imperial seat will gain,
    And he shall wait my leisure for his reign. John Dryden, Aurengz.

    Your father’s folly took a headstrong course;
    But I’ll rule yours, and teach you love by force. Dryden.

    I’ll try if yet I can reduce to reason
    This headstrong youth, and make him spurn at Cato. Addis.

    Why there it is, you will be both judge and party: I am sorry thou discoverest so much of thy headstrong humour. Arb.

    Can we forget how the mad headstrong rout
    Defy’d their prince to arms, nor made account
    Of faith or duty, or allegiance sworn? Phillips.


  1. Headstrong

    Headstrong is the debut single by American rock band Trapt and the lead single from their 2002 self-titled debut album. It is a confrontational song about starting a fight. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock (one week on July 26, 2003) and Modern Rock (five weeks on May 31, 2003) charts and No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as No. 1 on the singles recurrent charts. It crossed over to mainstream pop radio, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40. The song also won two Billboard Music Awards in 2003 for "Best Modern Rock Track" and "Best Rock Track". "Headstrong" was rated the No. 1 alternative song and No. 8 rock song of the decade of the 2000s by Billboard.[1] In 2018, an official poll by Ultimate Guitar saw the site's users rate "Headstrong" as having the fourth worst riff of all time.


  1. headstrong

    Headstrong refers to a person who is self-willed, stubborn, and determined to follow their own ideas or plans, often without considering others' advice or opinions. They are often fiercely independent and resistant to guidance or control.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Headstrongadjective

    not easily restrained; ungovernable; obstinate; stubborn

  2. Headstrongadjective

    directed by ungovernable will, or proceeding from obstinacy

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of headstrong in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of headstrong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of headstrong in a Sentence

  1. Richard Simmons:

    Richard has always been one of the most headstrong and stubborn people I've ever met, this is his story. He has, certainly, the right to write the ending.

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