Hard-handed
Hard-handed Hard"-hand`ed (-h[a^]nd`[e^]d), a. Having hard hands, as a manual laborer. [1913 Webster]

Hard-handed men that work in Athens here. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • hard-handed — hard′ hand′ed or hard′hand′ed adj. 1) oppressive; cruel 2) having hands hardened by toil • Etymology: 1580–90 hard′ hand′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • hard-handed — hard handedness, hardhandedness, n. /hahrd han did/, adj. 1. oppressive or tyrannical; stern or cruel. 2. having hands hardened by toil. Also, hardhanded. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • hard-handed — hard handedness, hardhandedness, n. /hahrd han did/, adj. 1. oppressive or tyrannical; stern or cruel. 2. having hands hardened by toil. Also, hardhanded. [1580 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard-handed — a. 1. Hard fisted, horny handed, stout handed. 2. Severe, rigorous, high handed, oppressive …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hard-handed — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Physically toughened so as to have great endurance: hard, hard bitten, hardy, rugged, tough. Idiom: hard as nails. See CONTINUE, STRONG …   English dictionary for students

  • hard-handed — adj oppressive, tyrannical, cruel, harsh, brutal, ruthless, heartless; bloodthirsty, savage, barbarous, bestial, brutish, pitiless, inhuman, merciless, unmerciful, hard hearted; dictatorial, despotic, ironhanded, overbearing, coercive,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hard-handed — /ˈhad hændəd/ (say hahd handuhd) adjective 1. having hands hardened by toil. 2. ruling with a strong or cruel hand …   Australian English dictionary

  • hard — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. firm, rigid (see hardness); unsympathetic, unloving, unfriendly, callous; strenuous, difficult, puzzling; severe, serious, short, intensive. See insensibility. Ant., soft. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1.… …   English dictionary for students

  • hard-fisted — a. 1. Avaricious, covetous, niggardly, sordid, stingy, mercenary, mean, closefisted, illberal, ungenerous. 2. Stout fisted, hard handed, horny handed …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hard — adj 1. firm, solid, solidified, compact, condensed, close, compressed, pressed; flinty, stony, rocky, steely, concrete, hardened, petrified, stonelike, rocklike, glassy, lithoid, marblelike, granitelike; strong, substantial, stout, fixed, stable …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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