hardhanded
adjective Date: 1590 1. having hands made hard by labor 2. strict, oppressivehardhandedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • hardhanded — adj. tyrannical, oppressive, cruel; having hands hardened and calloused by labor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hardhanded — …   Useful english dictionary

  • hardfisted — adjective Date: circa 1656 1. stingy, closefisted 2. hardhanded 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hardhandedness — noun see hardhanded …   New Collegiate 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • Conway, Henry Seymour — ▪ British commander and politician born 1721 died July 9, 1795, Park Place, near Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, Eng.       military commander and prominent British politician who urged moderate treatment of the American colonies.       Conway… …   Universalium

  • hardhandedness — noun see hardhanded …   Useful english 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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