ironfisted

adjective

iron·​fisted ˈī(-ə)rn-ˈfi-stəd How to pronounce ironfisted (audio)
1
: being both harsh and ruthless
ironfisted methods
2

Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of ironfisted was in 1599

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“Ironfisted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ironfisted. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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