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Definition of 'heavy-handed'

Adjective

  1. lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse
       Synonyms: bumbling bungling butterfingered ham-fisted ham-handed handless left-handed
  2. unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"
       Synonyms: roughshod


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