/noh"sheuh nit/, adj. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
1. strong-willed or stubborn.
2. having foolish and fanciful notions.
[1840-50; NOTION + -ATE1]

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  • Notionate — No tion*ate, a. Notional. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • notionate — adj. notional; obstinate, strong willed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • notionate — no·tion·ate …   English syllables

  • notionate — nə̇t, usu ə̇d.+V adjective Etymology: notion + ate 1. chiefly dialect : fanciful, notional 2. chiefly dialect : headstrong, stubborn …   Useful english dictionary

  • headstrong — adj 1. stubborn, stubborn as a mule, mulish, obstinate, obdurate, inflexible, adamant, intransigent, intractable, unyielding, pigheaded, bull headed, muleheaded; willful, self willed, contrary, perverse, froward, refractory, recalcitrant,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • obstinate — adj 1. inflexible, immovable, not to be moved, adamant, adamantine, stiff necked, set, set in one s ways, Inf. hard core, Inf. hard shell; inexorable, implacable, intransigent, intractable, uncompromising, unbending, unwavering, unyielding;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • ornery — adj Informal. 1. cantankerous, surly, irascible, iracund, crabbed, crabby; ill natured, unfriendly, obnoxious, choleric; ill tempered, bad tempered, short tempered, quick tempered; brusque, peppery, crusty, grumpy, grouchy, dyspeptic, bearish,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • refractory — adj recalcitrant, contumacious, froward, balky, uncooperative, crossgrained, wrong headed, perverse, contrary, willful, self willed, stiff necked, U.S. Inf. notionate, Inf. cussed, Archaic. untoward; obstinate, stubborn, stubborn as a mule,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • self-willed — adj willful, contrary, Archaic. contrari ous, contumacious, crossgrained, perverse, wrong headed, balky, uncooperative; froward, refractory, recalcitrant, querulous, seditious, Scot. thrawn, U.S. Inf. notionate, Inf. cussed, Archaic. untoward;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • stubborn — adj 1. obstinate, mulish, muleheaded, stubborn as a mule, pigheaded, bullheaded, bullish, headstrong; willful, self willed, strong willed, contrary, perverse, wrongheaded, cross grained; balky, uncooperative, froward, refractory, rusty,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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