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Synonyms for headlong
ˈhɛdˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋhead·long

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hasty, headlongadjective

    excessively quick

    "made a hasty exit"; "a headlong rush to sell"

    overhasty, precipitous, headfirst, precipitate, precipitant, hasty

    backward, unhurried

  2. headfirst, headlongadverb

    with the head foremost

    "a headfirst plunge down the stairs"; "a headlong dive into the pool"

    headfirst, hasty

    backward, unhurried

  3. headlong, headfirstadverb

    with the head foremost

    "the runner slid headlong into third base"

    precipitately, headfirst, rashly

    unhurried, backward

  4. headlong, precipitatelyadverb

    at breakneck speed

    "burst headlong through the gate"

    precipitately, headfirst, rashly

    unhurried, backward

  5. headlong, rashlyadverb

    in a hasty and foolhardy manner

    "he fell headlong in love with his cousin"

    precipitately, headfirst, rashly

    unhurried, backward

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. headlongadjective

    rashly, hastily, precipitately, head-foremost, thoughtlessly, without deliberation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. headlongadverb

    headforemost, precipitately, rashly, pell-mell, helter-skelter, confusedly

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How to use headlong in a sentence?

  1. Saadi Shirazi:

    Affairs succeed by patience, and he that is hasty falleth headlong.

  2. Nigel Farage:

    The Macron agenda -- more money, more taxation, more military power, foreign policy without national veto -- everything Macron is talking about runs into a headlong collision with the way the peoples of Europe are feeling.

  3. Seneca:

    While the fates permit, live happily life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.

  4. Jean Cocteau:

    There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard.

  5. Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller:

    Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason, Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise founders of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.

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  • de cabezaSpanish
  • päistikkaa, päätä pahkaa, pää edelläFinnish
  • la tête la premièreFrench
  • ಹೆಡ್ಲಾಂಗ್Kannada
  • tūpouMāori
  • med hode først, hals over hodeNorwegian
  • стремительно, стремглав, сломя голову, опрометью, очертя голову, головой вперёдRussian

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