ironfisted
adjective Date: 1599 1. stingy, miserly 2. being both harsh and ruthless <
ironfisted methods
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  • ironfisted — i ron*fist ed, iron fisted i ron fist ed, a. 1. Closefisted; stingy; mean. [1913 Webster] 2. Ruthless; tyrranical; allowing no opposition; as, an iron fisted tyrant. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ironfisted — ˈ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷)| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : stingy, mean, miserly 2. : harsh and ruthless ironfisted methods * * * /uy euhrn fis tid/, adj. 1. ruthless, harsh, and tyrannical: an ironfisted dictator …   Useful english dictionary

  • ironfisted — /uy euhrn fis tid/, adj. 1. ruthless, harsh, and tyrannical: an ironfisted dictator. 2. stingy; tight fisted. [1850 55; IRON + FISTED] * * * …   Universalium

  • ironfisted — adj. brutal, tyrannical; stingy, miserly; tight fisted …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • iron-fisted — ironfisted i ron*fist ed, iron fisted i ron fist ed, a. 1. Closefisted; stingy; mean. [1913 Webster] 2. Ruthless; tyrranical; allowing no opposition; as, an iron fisted tyrant. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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