strong-willed


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strong-willed

adj
having strength of will

strong′-willed′



adj.
1. having a powerful will; resolute.
2. stubborn; obstinate.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strong-willed - having a determined will
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

strong-willed

Translations

strong-willed

[ˈstrɒŋˈwɪld] ADJresuelto, decidido (pej) → obstinado

strong-willed

[ˌstrɒŋˈwɪld] adjprepotente
References in classic literature ?
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The strong-willed woman that she was, she stuck to her policy decisions and held her ground, which unfortunately created anger and hatred toward her among some concerned mining companies and, worse, stirred unhappy admiration and envy in some politicians.
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