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high-handed

[ hahy-han-did ]
/ ˈhaɪˈhæn dɪd /
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adjective
condescending or presumptuous; overbearing; arbitrary: He has a highhanded manner.
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Origin of high-handed

First recorded in 1625–35

OTHER WORDS FROM high-handed

high-hand·ed·ly, adverbhigh-hand·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for high-handed

high-handed

adjective
tactlessly overbearing and inconsiderate

Derived forms of high-handed

high-handedly, adverbhigh-handedness, noun
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