adverb see heavy-handed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heavy-handedly — adverb In a heavy handed manner …   Wiktionary

  • heavy-handedly — See: heavy handed …   English dictionary

  • heavy-handedly — adverb see heavy handed …   Useful english dictionary

  • heavy-handed — heavy handedly, adv. heavy handedness, n. /hev ee han did/, adj. 1. oppressive; harsh: a heavy handed master. 2. clumsy; graceless: a heavy handed treatment of the theme. [1625 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • heavy-handed — [hev′ēhan΄did] adj. 1. without a light touch; clumsy or tactless 2. cruel, oppressive, or tyrannical heavy handedly adv. heavy handedness n …   English World dictionary

  • -handedly — comb. form in adverbs corresponding to adjectives ending in handed (such as heavy handedly corresponding to heavy handed) …   Useful english dictionary

  • heavy-handed — UK [ˌhevɪ ˈhændɪd] / US [ˌhevɪ ˈhændəd] adjective Word forms heavy handed : adjective heavy handed comparative heavier handed superlative heaviest handed 1) using too much force, or not considering people s feelings enough when dealing with a… …   English dictionary

  • heavy-handed — adjective done without thinking about other people s feelings: a heavy handed style of management heavy handedly adverb heavy handedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • heavy-handed — adjective Date: 1647 1. clumsy 2. oppressive, harsh • heavy handedly adverb • heavy handedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heavy-handed — adjective clumsy, insensitive, or overly forceful. Derivatives heavy handedly adverb heavy handedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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