roughshod


1rough·shod

adjective \-ˌshäd\

Definition of ROUGHSHOD

1
:  shod with calked shoes
2
:  marked by tyrannical force <roughshod rule>

First Known Use of ROUGHSHOD

circa 1688

2roughshod

adverb

: without thinking or caring about the opinions, rights, or feelings of others

Full Definition of ROUGHSHOD

:  in a roughly forceful manner <rode roughshod over the opposition>

First Known Use of ROUGHSHOD

1813

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