high-handed

[ hahy-han-did ]
/ ˈhaɪˈhæn dɪd /

adjective

condescending or presumptuous; overbearing; arbitrary: He has a highhanded manner.

Nearby words

  1. high-flown,
  2. high-flyer,
  3. high-flying,
  4. high-fructose corn syrup,
  5. high-grade,
  6. high-hat,
  7. high-hat cymbals,
  8. high-impact,
  9. high-income,
  10. high-jump

Origin of high-handed

First recorded in 1625–35

Related formshigh-hand·ed·ly, adverbhigh-hand·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for high-handedness

high-handed

adjective

tactlessly overbearing and inconsiderate
Derived Formshigh-handedly, adverbhigh-handedness, noun

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