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Meaning of HEAVY-HANDED

Pronunciation:  'hevee'handid

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not skillful in physical movement 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
  2. [adj]  unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"
 

HEAVY-HANDED is a 12 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, domineering, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, left-handed, maladroit, roughshod
 

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: all thumbs, autocratic, awkward, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, careless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, cumbersome, despotic, dictatorial, domineering, elephantine, fingers all thumbs, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless, halting, ham-fisted, ham-handed, harsh, hulking, hulky, imperious, inelegant, inept, left-hand, left-handed, loutish, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, magisterial, maladroit, oafish, oppressive, overbearing, ponderous, severe, sloppy, stiff, tyrannical, uncouth, ungainly, ungraceful, unhandy, unhappy, uninspired, unwieldy, wooden
 

 

 

 

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