hardhandedness
noun see hardhanded

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hardhandedness — n. brutality, despotism, tyranny, oppressiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hardhandedness — hard·hand·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • hardhandedness — noun see hardhanded …   Useful english dictionary

  • hardhanded — adjective Date: 1590 1. having hands made hard by labor 2. strict, oppressive • hardhandedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hardhanded — [härd′han΄did] adj. 1. having hands made hard by work 2. severe; tyrannical; ruthless: said of a ruler or rule hardhandedness n. * * * …   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] * * * …   Universalium

  • hardhanded — [härd′han΄did] adj. 1. having hands made hard by work 2. severe; tyrannical; ruthless: said of a ruler or rule hardhandedness n …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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