high-handedness
noun see high-handed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • high-handedness — high hand·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • high-handedness — noun overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors • Syn: ↑arrogance, ↑haughtiness, ↑hauteur, ↑lordliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑lordly (for: ↑lordliness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-handed — adj using your authority in an unreasonable way ▪ She resented his high handed manner. ▪ high handed and insensitive management decisions >high handedly adv >high handedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high-handed — high handedly, adv. high handedness, n. /huy han did/, adj. condescending or presumptuous; overbearing; arbitrary: He has a highhanded manner. [1625 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 — adjective using your authority in an unreasonable way: high handed and insensitive management decisions high handedly adverb high handedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • high-handed — /ˈhaɪ hændəd / (say huy handuhd) adjective overbearing; arbitrary: a high handed manner. –high handedly, adverb –high handedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • high-handed — adjective Date: 1631 having or showing no regard for the rights, concerns, or feelings of others ; arbitrary, overbearing • high handedly adverb • high handedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • high-handed — adjective domineering or inconsiderate. Derivatives high handedly adverb high handedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • high-handed — adj. disregarding others feelings; overbearing. Derivatives: high handedly adv. high handedness n …   Useful english dictionary

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