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Synonyms for heady
ˈhɛd iheady

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. heady

    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, headstrong, 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. judicious, wise, headyadjective

    marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

    "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision"

    Synonyms:
    impertinent, intoxicating, wise, knowing, smart, fresh, sassy, foolhardy, judicious, rash, reckless, saucy, wise(p), wise to(p), overbold, impudent

    Antonyms:
    imprudent, unexciting, timid

  2. heady, intoxicatingadjective

    extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic

    Synonyms:
    rash, intoxicant, wise, reckless, judicious, foolhardy, intoxicating

    Antonyms:
    unexciting, imprudent, timid

  3. foolhardy, heady, rash, recklessadjective

    marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

    "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest"

    Synonyms:
    rash, wise, reckless, heedless, judicious, foolhardy, intoxicating

    Antonyms:
    timid, unexciting, imprudent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. headyadjective

    Synonyms:
    rash, impetuous, hasty, precipitate

  2. headyadjective

    Synonyms:
    stubborn, HEADSTRONG

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "heady":

    stormy

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How to use heady in a sentence?

  1. Colette:

    There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.

  2. Pete Buttigieg:

    It's heady, and it has happened very quickly.

  3. Alisa Wells:

    Now the real beginnings of the 'freedom' which we have discussed for many years--and a heady freedom it is, coming after so many years of reaching outward for it--to finally discover all I had to do was reach inward, and it was there waiting all the time for me

  4. Stephanie Grisham:

    I do believe he gave voice to a lot of people who did feel forgotten, but I think that many of us, Stephanie Grisham included, got into that White House, and got heady with power, we didn't think about serving the country anymore, it was about surviving.

  5. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette:

    There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.


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