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Synonyms for headlong
ˈhɛdˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hasty, headlong(adj)

    excessively quick

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

    Synonyms:
    overhasty, precipitous, headfirst, precipitate, precipitant, hasty

    Antonyms:
    backward, unhurried

  2. headfirst, headlong(adverb)

    with the head foremost

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

    Synonyms:
    headfirst, hasty

    Antonyms:
    backward, unhurried

  3. headlong, headfirst(adverb)

    with the head foremost

    "the runner slid headlong into third base"

    Synonyms:
    precipitately, headfirst, rashly

    Antonyms:
    unhurried, backward

  4. headlong, precipitately(adverb)

    at breakneck speed

    "burst headlong through the gate"

    Synonyms:
    precipitately, headfirst, rashly

    Antonyms:
    unhurried, backward

  5. headlong, rashly(adverb)

    in a hasty and foolhardy manner

    "he fell headlong in love with his cousin"

    Synonyms:
    precipitately, headfirst, rashly

    Antonyms:
    unhurried, backward

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. headlong(ad.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. headlong(adv)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "headlong":

    hasty

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How to use headlong in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Alien Life -RSB- Raymond:

    We're trying to find examples of the most extreme environments we can on Earth, we're trying to get into places where biology runs headlong into the inorganic part of the Earth, where any nutrient you want to pick up you've got to get from a rock or the atmosphere.

  3. Saadi Shirazi:

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

  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. 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.


Translations for headlong

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

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