headlong definition

  • adverb:
    • Using The mind leading; headfirst: The runner slid headlong into third base.
    • In an impetuous manner; rashly.
    • At breakneck rate or with out of control force.
    • Using The mind very first or down.
    • With an unrestrained forward movement.
    • utilizing the head foremost; headforemost; mind initially.
    • Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation.
    • Hastily; straight away or respite.
    • aided by the head-foremost
    • at breakneck speed
    • in a hasty and foolhardy way
  • adjective:
    • Done with the pinnacle leading; headfirst: a headlong plunge.
    • Impetuous; rash. See Synonyms at impetuous.
    • Uncontrollably forceful or fast.
    • Archaic Steep; sheer.
    • Precipitous.
    • Plunging downwards head-foremost.
    • Rushing ahead without restraint.
    • Reckless, impetuous.
    • Rash; precipitate.
    • Steep; precipitous.
    • with all the head-foremost
    • extremely quick
  • verb:
    • To precipitate.
  • others:
    • With the head foremost: because, to-fall headlong.
    • Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation.
    • Hastily; straight away or respite; tumultuously.
    • Steep; precipitous.
    • Rash; precipitate: as, headlong folly.
    • hurrying precipitately; precipitate; hasty.
    • To precipitate.

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