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high-handed

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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

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The first known use of high-handed was in 1606

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“High-handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/high-handed. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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