Headlong definitions

hĕd'lông', -lŏng'
Steep; dizzy; precipitous.

A headlong height.

adjective
67
2
With or done with the head first or foremost; headfirst.
adjective
64
2
Moving with uncontrolled speed and force.
adjective
61
1
Reckless; impetuous.
adjective
58
1
With the head first; headfirst.
adverb
55
1
Done with the head leading; headfirst.

A headlong dive.

adjective
52
0
With uncontrolled speed and force.
adverb
52
0
Impetuous; rash.
adjective
49
1
Recklessly; rashly; impetuously.
adverb
49
1
Steep; sheer.
adjective
46
1
With the head leading; headfirst.

The runner slid headlong into third base.

adverb
43
0
In an impetuous manner; rashly.

Rushed headlong into an agreement.

adverb
40
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adjective
5
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Rushing forward without restraint.
adjective
5
0
Plunging downwards head foremost.
adjective
2
0
(figuratively) Reckless, impetuous.
adjective
2
0
With the head first or down.
adverb
0
0

Figures out today show the economy plunging headlong into recession.

adverb
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Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation.
adverb
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0
verb
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Origin of headlong

From Middle English (bi) hedlong alteration of (bi) hedling hed head head -ling in a specified direction –ling2