stingy; miserly; closefisted.
tough-minded; ruthless: hard-fisted revolutionists.
having hard or strong hands, as a laborer.
- hard-fist·ed·ness, hard·fist·ed·ness, noun
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How to use hard-fisted in a sentence
There came other guests: a German, hard-fisted, bullet-headed—editor of an East Side labor-paper.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
Despite this, the Americans are hard-fisted, shrewd, and as a nation a match for any in the field of cunning.As A Chinaman Saw Us | Anonymous
Can't you name some one in this town who is known to be the most hard-fisted old miser in the place?The Impostures of Scapin | (Poquelin) Moliere
And yet he was, to all outward appearances, a singularly repulsive and hard-fisted old miser.American Men of Mind | Burton E. Stevenson
He knew that in a hand-to-hand fight he was no match for that heavy-framed, hard-fisted product of a fog-ridden land.The Bronze Eagle | Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy