Definition of "strong-minded" [strong•-mind•ed]

  • Having a determined will. (adjective)
  • Having a vigorous, independent mind. (adjective)

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Use "strong-minded" in a sentence
  • "I hope I've brought my daughter up to protect and care for other people, and she's a strong-minded character with a powerful sense of justice."
  • "I was surprised by this, because I like my Reverend - he's "strong-minded," yes, and a pessimist, but he tries relentlessly to save everybody in town, and never gives up, and he's also one of the smartest, sharpest crayons in the town box."
  • "Later, when my daughter got mixed up in a bad crowd, I sought stories written by other parents to help me cope with raising a strong-minded and rebellious adolescent."