Headstrong vs Independent - What's the difference?

headstrong | independent |


As adjectives the difference between headstrong and independent

is that headstrong is determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want while independent is not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free.

As a noun independent is

a candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a free thinker, free of a party platform.

headstrong

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.
  • He was in that headstrong teenage phase when he felt like he knew everything.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * headstrongly * headstrongness

    independent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free
  • (politics) not affiliated with any political party
  • Providing a comfortable livelihood.
  • an independent property
  • Not subject to bias or influence; self-directing.
  • a man of an independent mind
  • Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
  • * R. P. Ward
  • That obligation in general, under which we conceive ourselves bound to obey a law, independent of those resources which the law provides for its own enforcement.

    Synonyms

    * autonomous * free * selfstanding

    Antonyms

    * contingent * dependent

    Derived terms

    * independency * independent contractor * independent film * * independently * independent means

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a free thinker, free of a party platform.
  • A neutral or uncommitted person.
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