high-handed


high–handed

adjective

Definition of HIGH-HANDED

1
having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude <the manager displayed a high-handed demeanor that increasingly demoralized the members of his staff>
2
having or showing a tendency to force one's will on others without any regard to fairness or necessity <that country club tends to be rather high-handed about whom they let in and whom they shut out>

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