ironhanded

[ ahy-ern-han-did ]
/ ˈaɪ ərnˈhæn dɪd /

adjective

having or governing with an iron hand.

Origin of ironhanded

First recorded in 1760–70; iron + handed
Related formsi·ron·hand·ed·ly, adverbi·ron·hand·ed·ness, noun
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