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heavy-handed


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heavy-handed 
  adj  1:  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  [syn:  {bumbling},  {bungling}, 
  {butterfingered},  {ham-fisted},  {ham-handed},  {handless}, 
  {left-handed}] 
  2:  unjustly  domineering;  "incensed  at  the  government's 
  heavy-handed  economic  economic  policies";  "a  manager  who 
  rode  roughshod  over  all  opposition"  [syn:  {roughshod}] 




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