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    heavy-handed

    heavy-handed - Dictionary definition and meaning for word heavy-handed

    Definition
    (adj) lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
    Example Sentence
    • a bumbling mechanic
    • a bungling performance
    • ham-handed governmental interference
    • could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature
    Definition
    (adj) unjustly domineering
    Synonyms : roughshod
    Example Sentence
    • incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies
    • a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition
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