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heavy–handed

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adjective heavy–hand·ed \-ˈhan-dəd\

Simple Definition of heavy–handed

  • : dealing with people or problems in a severe or harsh way : too strict or controlling

  • : awkward or clumsy : showing a lack of skill

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of heavy–handed

  1. 1 :  clumsy

  2. 2 :  oppressive, harsh

heavy–handedly adverb
heavy–handedness noun

1647

First Known Use of heavy–handed

1647


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