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1. headlong

adverb. ['ˈhɛdˌlɔŋ'] with the head foremost.

Antonyms

  • transposed

Etymology

  • hedlong (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Headlong

  • budlong
  • chamlong
  • daylong
  • furlong
  • hourlong
  • monthlong
  • weeklong

Example sentences of the word headlong


1. Noun, singular or mass
Before jumping headlong into a workout routine, it is important to take some precautionary measures.

2. Adverb
Yoga is generally safe, but don't jump headlong into a routine without learning proper technique.

3. Adjective
Thankfully our modern foray into midcentury style takes a conservative approach rather than diving headlong into earth tones.

Quotes containing the word headlong


1. When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's too late.
- Frank Herbert, Dune

2. I cannot tell if what the world considers ‘happiness’ is happiness or not. All I know is that when I consider the way they go about attaining it, I see them carried away headlong, grim and obsessed, in the general onrush of the human herd, unable to stop themselves or to change their direction. All the while they claim to be just on the point of attaining happiness.
- Zhuangzi

2. headlong

adverb. ['ˈhɛdˌlɔŋ'] in a hasty and foolhardy manner.

Antonyms

  • receding

Etymology

  • hedlong (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. headlong

adverb. ['ˈhɛdˌlɔŋ'] at breakneck speed.

Antonyms

  • reversed

Etymology

  • hedlong (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. headlong

adjective. ['ˈhɛdˌlɔŋ'] with the head foremost.

Synonyms

  • forward

Antonyms

  • timid
  • aft

Etymology

  • hedlong (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. headlong

adjective. ['ˈhɛdˌlɔŋ'] excessively quick.

Synonyms

  • hurried

Antonyms

  • regressive
  • back

Etymology

  • hedlong (Middle English (1100-1500))
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