ironfisted

[ ahy-ern-fis-tid ]
/ ˈaɪ ərnˈfɪs tɪd /

adjective

ruthless, harsh, and tyrannical: an ironfisted dictator.
stingy; tight-fisted.

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Origin of ironfisted

First recorded in 1850–55; iron + fist1 + -ed3
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