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ironhanded

[ahy-ern-han-did]
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  1. having or governing with an iron hand.
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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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Related Words for ironhanded

onerous, overbearing, dictatorial, unjust, inhuman, cruel, brutal, depressing, burdensome, heavy-handed, tyrannical, harsh, precise, uncompromising, stringent, scrupulous, meticulous, correct, strict, rigid