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heav·y-hand·ed

(hĕv′ē-hăn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Clumsy; awkward.
2. Tactless; indiscreet.
3. Oppressive; harsh.

heav′y-hand′ed·ness n.

heavy-handed

adj
1. clumsy
2. harsh and oppressive
ˌheavy-ˈhandedly adv
ˌheavy-ˈhandedness n

heav′y-hand′ed



adj.
1. clumsy; graceless.
2. oppressive; harsh.
[1625–35]
heav′y-hand′ed•ly, adv.
heav′y-hand′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heavy-handed - lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse
maladroit - not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda"
2.heavy-handed - unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"
domineering - tending to domineer

heavy-handed

adjective
1. oppressive, harsh, Draconian, autocratic, domineering, overbearing heavy-handed police tactics
2. clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept, graceless, inexpert, maladroit, ham-handed (informal), like a bull in a china shop (informal), ham-fisted (informal) She tends to be a little heavy-handed.
clumsy efficient, gentle, competent, graceful, skilful, adept, adroit, smooth, effectual, dexterous

heavy-handed

adjective
1. Clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform:
2. Lacking fluency or gracefulness:
Translations

heavy-handed

[ˌhevɪˈhændɪd] ADJ
1. (= clumsy, tactless) → torpe, patoso
2. (= harsh) → severo

heavy-handed

[ˌhɛvɪˈhændɪd] adj (clumsy, tactless) → pesante; (harsh, person) → che ha la mano pesante, severo/a
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