ironfisted

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. ironbound,
  2. ironclad,
  3. irondequoit,
  4. irone,
  5. ironer,
  6. ironhanded,
  7. ironic,
  8. ironical,
  9. ironically,
  10. ironing

Origin of ironfisted

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

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