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Meaning of ROUGHSHOD

Pronunciation:  'rufshâd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"
  2. [adj]  (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
  3. [adj]  (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping
 

ROUGHSHOD is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: barbarous, brutal, cruel, domineering, fell, heavy-handed, inhumane, savage, shod, shodden, shoed, vicious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rough"shod\, a.
Shod with shoes armed with points or calks; as, a roughshod
horse.

{To ride roughshod}, to pursue a course regardless of the
   pain or distress it may cause others.



 

 

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