strong-mindedness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

strong-minded +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

strong-mindedness (uncountable)

  1. the state or quality of being strong-minded.
    • 2002, Eleanor Hochman, Fictional Females: Mirrors and Models, →ISBN:
      Nan, troubled by the pleasure she finds in ordinary social activities of the charming young people she meets, has occasional doubts about the wisdom of her commitment, and it is only when she has to defend herself from the dreaded accusations of "strong-mindedness" on the part of some women that she begins to understand the strength of her feeling for her profession.
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the decline of magic, page 128:
      Archbishop Cranmer thought them deceptive, and when James I refused to allow an inauspicious dream of his wife's to deter him from a proposed journey to Scotland his subjects were impressed by his strong-mindedness.