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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
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
high-handedly, adverbhigh-handedness, noun
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