ironfisted

[ ahy-ern-fis-tid ]
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adjective
  1. ruthless, harsh, and tyrannical: an ironfisted dictator.

  2. stingy; tight-fisted.

Origin of ironfisted

1
First recorded in 1850–55; iron + fist1 + -ed3

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