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    roughshod - Dictionary definition and meaning for word roughshod

    (adj) (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping Definition
    (adj) (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    Synonyms : barbarous , brutal , cruel , fell , savage , vicious
    Example Sentence
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
    (adj) unjustly domineering
    Synonyms : heavy-handed
    Example Sentence
    • incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies
    • a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition
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