high-handed

adjective
high-hand·ed | \ˈhī-ˈhan-dəd \

Definition of high-handed 

: having or showing no regard for the rights, concerns, or feelings of others : arbitrary, overbearing

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Other Words from high-handed

high-handedly adverb
high-handedness noun

First Known Use of high-handed

1606, in the meaning defined above

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high-handed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of high-handed

: not having or showing any interest in the rights, opinions, or feelings of other people

high-handed

adjective
high-hand·ed | \ˈhī-ˈhan-dəd\

Kids Definition of high-handed

: having or showing no regard for the rights, concerns, or feelings of others

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