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Arrogant; overbearing: was annoyed by the manager's highhanded attitude.

high′hand′ed·ly adv.
high′hand′ed·ness n.
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ISLAMABAD -- Father of Naqeeb Ullah Mehsood has said his son was innocent and Rao Anwar has demonstrated highhandedness by killing him.
They demanded the authorities concerned take notice of the transporters' highhandedness.
FOLLOWING the alleged highhandedness, brutality and extrajudicial execution perpetrated by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), thousands of Nigerians led by a Coalition will, on Monday, stage a peaceful protest in several cities across Nigeria to call for the immediate dissolution of SARS as a Police unit.
The residents of Nandha Mohil Village blocked main Sukkur-Larkana Highway near Naudero Sugar Mills here on Friday against the highhandedness of two influential landlords of Village Munshi Khuda Bux Phulpoto on whose behest the development works of their village have been stopped, they alleged.
The spokesman said that it was the ultimate level of military oppression and highhandedness in occupied Kashmir that people were not even allowed to mourn the deaths and to express sympathy with the bereaved families.
Peshawar -- The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani has suspended an ASI and MHC on charges of misuse of authority and highhandedness and further ordered departmental inquiry against them.
His response that he will do so in the New Year smacks of highhandedness of the worst possible type.
He said the issue was not about the war against terrorism, but about the fact that hegemonic forces were conspiring to secure highhandedness by making Pakistan their slaves.
Trade associations have observed a complete shutter down against the highhandedness of these extortionists and refused to pay "Bhatta" (extortion money) to them and asked the government to save them from this menace which is eclipsing city's trade activity.
Their arrogance and highhandedness over this is shocking.
They said they wanted to create problems neither for the government nor for the people, but it was their right to raise their voice against the highhandedness of the traffic police.
Issuing a press statement, the FNJ condemned police highhandedness on the journalist.