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Synonyms for headstrong
ˈhɛdˌstrɔŋ, -ˌstrɒŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. froward, headstrong, self-willed, willful, wilful(adj)

    habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

    Synonyms:
    froward, wilful, willful, self-willed

    Antonyms:
    obedient

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. headstrong

    The headstrong person is not to be stopped in his own course of action, while the obstinate and stubborn is not to be driven to another's way. The headstrong act; the obstinate and stubborn may simply refuse to stir. The most amiable person may be obstinate on some one point; the stubborn person is for the most part habitually so; we speak of obstinate determination, stubborn resistance. Stubborn is the term most frequently applied to the lower animals and inanimate things. Refractory implies more activity of resistance; the stubborn horse balks; the refractory animal plunges, rears, and kicks; metals that resist ordinary processes of reduction are termed refractory. One is obdurate who adheres to his purpose in spite of appeals that would move any tender-hearted or right-minded person. Contumacious refers to a proud and insolent defiance of authority, as of the summons of a court. Pertinacious demand is contrasted with obstinate refusal. The unyielding conduct which we approve we call decided, firm, inflexible, resolute; that which we condemn we are apt to term headstrong, obstinate, stubborn. Compare PERVERSE.

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, decided, determined, dogged, firm, fixed, heady, immovable, indomitable, inflexible, intractable, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, persistent, pertinacious, refractory, resolute, resolved, stubborn, unconquerable, unflinching, unyielding

    Antonyms:
    amenable, complaisant, compliant, docile, dutiful, gentle, irresolute, obedient, pliable, pliant, submissive, teachable, tractable, undecided, wavering, yielding

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. headstrong(a.)

    Synonyms:
    stubborn, obstinate, dogged, cantankerous, ungovernable, unruly, intractable, heady, self-willed, cross-grained

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. headstrong(a)

    Synonyms:
    willful, perverse, stubborn, intractable, froward

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    stubborn, impulsive, obstinate

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#24054stubborn
#27763refractory
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#43680resolute
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#66176obstinate
#66995headstrong
#72731indomitable
#77339unflinching
#77553unyielding
#139798unconquerable
#164509obdurate
#230741froward
#282433contumacious

How to use 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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Woman is so self-centred and headstrong that she neither takes initiative to propose to a man nor ever says Sorry first even when being wholly wrong with her intention,and that's a proof that she does not belong to anyone and loves merely herself always.


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