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ham-handed

[ ham-han-did ]
/ ˈhæmˈhæn dɪd /

adjective

clumsy, inept, or heavy-handed: a ham-handed approach to dealing with people that hurts a lot of feelings.

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Nearby words

halévy, ham, ham up, ham's test, ham-fisted, ham-handed, hama, hamadan, hamadryad, hamadryads, hamadryas
Also especially British, ham-fist·ed [ham-fis-tid] /ˈhæmˈfɪs tɪd/.

Origin of ham-handed

First recorded in 1915–20
Related formsham·hand·ed·ness; especially British, ham·fist·ed·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019