hard-handed

or hard·hand·ed

[ hahrd-han-did ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈhæn dɪd /

adjective

oppressive or tyrannical; stern or cruel.
having hands hardened by toil.

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Origin of hard-handed

First recorded in 1580–90

OTHER WORDS FROM hard-handed

hard-hand·ed·ness, hard·hand·ed·ness, noun
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