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Definition of headlong:

  1. Hastily; without delay or respite.
  2. Rash; precipitate; as, headlong folly.
  3. Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation.
  4. Steep; precipitous.
  5. With the head foremost; as, to fall headlong.


hasty, unconsidered, overhasty, precipitous, reckless, careful, hotheaded, hurried, incautious, rashly, madcap, forward, foolhardy, headfirst, precipitant, ill-considered, harum-scarum, improvident, impulsive, rash, impetuous, precipitately, slapdash, precipitate, brash, temerarious.

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