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or hardfisted

[hahrd-fis-tid] /ˈhɑrdˈfɪs tɪd/
stingy; miserly; closefisted.
tough-minded; ruthless:
hard-fisted revolutionists.
having hard or strong hands, as a laborer.
Origin of hard-fisted
First recorded in 1650-60
Related forms
hard-fistedness, hardfistedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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.

    Speeches of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens
  • Despite this, the Americans are hard-fisted, shrewd, and as a nation a match for any in the field of cunning.

  • Surely these glistening worlds cannot be hard-fisted planets like our own, holding a close schedule across the sky.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • Callovan inherited his wealth from his hard-fisted old father, who had died but a year before.

  • This presently brought them in sight of a large farm which belonged to a hard-fisted man named Elias Lacy.

    The Rover Boys at Colby Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • He was a man of endless secret benevolence, and posed all the time as a hard-fisted person and a miser.

    A Northern Countryside Rosalind Richards

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