High-handed
High-handed High"-hand`ed, a. Overbearing; oppressive; arbitrary; violent; as, a high-handed act. [1913 Webster]

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  • high-handed — If someone is high handed, they behave arrogantly and pompously …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • high-handed — index tyrannous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • high-handed — [adj] domineering authoritarian, autocratic, bossy, dictatorial, imperious, ironhanded, oppressive, overbearing, tyrannical; concepts 319,401 …   New thesaurus

  • high-handed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ domineering or inconsiderate …   English terms dictionary

  • high-handed — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is high handed, you disapprove of them because they use their authority in an unnecessarily forceful way without considering other people s feelings. He wants to be seen as less bossy and high… …   English dictionary

  • high-handed — {adj.} Depending on force rather than right; bossy; dictatorial. * /With high handed daring, John helped himself to the best food on the table./ * /Mr. Smith was a high handed tyrant in his office./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high-handed — {adj.} Depending on force rather than right; bossy; dictatorial. * /With high handed daring, John helped himself to the best food on the table./ * /Mr. Smith was a high handed tyrant in his office./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high-handed — adj Depending on force rather than right; bossy; dictatorial. With high handed daring, John helped himself to the best food on the table. Mr. Smith was a high handed tyrant in his office …   Словарь американских идиом

  • high-handed — adjective I ll not be subordinate to any high handed individual, male or female Syn: imperious, arbitrary, peremptory, arrogant, haughty, domineering, supercilious, pushy, overbearing, heavy handed, lordly, magisterial; inflexible, rigid;… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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