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hard-fisted

or hard·fist·ed

[hahrd-fis-tid]
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adjective
  1. stingy; miserly; closefisted.
  2. tough-minded; ruthless: hard-fisted revolutionists.
  3. having hard or strong hands, as a laborer.

Origin of hard-fisted

First recorded in 1650–60
Related formshard-fist·ed·ness, hard·fist·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for hard-fisted

Historical Examples

  • Am I to continue picking up the guineas of these hard-fisted rustics?

    The Lady of Lynn

    Walter Besant

  • Needless to say, it was a popular position with the hard-fisted skippers.

    Brothers of Peril

    Theodore Goodridge Roberts

  • He was, at most times, a hard-fisted one, and no mistake about it.

  • How could he for a moment stay in face of these direct and hard-fisted attacks?

    Villa Elsa

    Stuart Henry

  • It is the incarnation of a hard-hearted, hard-fisted, hard-voiced miser.