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headstrong

1. Obstinately willful; inflexibly determined to get one's way. I was always so headstrong as a kid. Sometimes I'd try to hold my breath until I passed out if my parents didn't give me what I wanted!
2. Of or resulting from rash obstinacy or recklessness. All it took was a few headstrong decisions by this administration to bring our entire economy to the brink of ruin.
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She noted that adolescents with untreated attention problems and headstrong behavior are at risk for substance abuse as adults, and survivors with those symptoms may benefit from substance abuse prevention efforts during adolescence.
Breast Cancer Care would like to extend their gratitude to Wales & West Utilities who have funded the new HeadStrong service at Ysbyty Gwynedd.
According to the company, Headstrong is a complementary high-growth business that is a good fit strategically, financially, operationally and culturally.
The Brummie cycling community came out in force and proved that when it comes to people pedalpower, the Headstrong Riders rock.
HeadStrong offers cancer patients the chance to learn how to tie headscarves and use hats and hairpieces to help reduce the impact of hair loss.
Sent oS the 11-8 favourite for the EBF Fillies' Handicap, she was headstrong under Philip Robinson but steadily brought all her rivals oS the bridle.
We turn and walk uphill into a headstrong outbound current.
A shopkeeper called to serve his country in the war and the headstrong daughter of wealthy German immigrants are just two of the people swept by destiny and forces far greater than themselves.
The swain, however, is far from worthy of her attentions, and when headstrong Lucy is killed, Ellen is needed even more in the circus.
The six-year-old, equipped with a special bit to help curb his headstrong tendencies, settled better as a result and could be called the winner from some way out.
As the tragicomic, bittersweet tale of the mutually unfaithful yet deeply committed love affair unfolds between two headstrong heiresses--the "irredeemably blond" social butterfly Natalie and Romaine, the loner and workaholic--Souhami's eye for detail brings the story up close and personal.
99) is set in 1879 and tells of headstrong orphan Areila, who runs away from her evil guardian and finds a friend in moody artist Winslow Homer, who asks to paint her picture.
Riding a headstrong horse, who can also hang, Eaves buried him deep in this pack of sprinters before producing him late to clinch the spoils, showing a high level of horsemanship and jockeyship on a tricky ride.
Smith shows us that sometimes we must be headstrong and keep repeating our message over and over again--hitting people over the head--to make an impression.