heavy-handed

adjective
heavy-hand·ed | \ˈhe-vē-ˈhan-dəd \

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heavy-handedly adverb
heavy-handedness noun

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1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of heavy-handed was in 1647

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heavy-handed

adjective

English Language Learners 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

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