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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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Yasin Malik along with his colleagues staged a sit-in there against the highhandedness of Indian police.
ISLAMABAD -- The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that shutdowns are the last resort for Hurriyet leadership to show resentment against highhandedness of the Indian authorities.
Lawyers boycott court proceedings: Lawyers of Hafizabad today boycotted the courts to protest against, what they alleged, highhandedness of the police against Raheel Babar Advocate and his nephew and demanded immediate action against the SHO city Ali Akbar Chatha and other COPs of the city police station.
His response that he will do so in the New Year smacks of highhandedness of the worst possible type.
Talking to Headlines Today, SFI's Bengal president Madhuja Sen Roy said the outfit would observe a strike on Thursday to protest the police highhandedness.
Rasool was killed during protests against alleged highhandedness of the Army.
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.
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.
Similarly a number of Afghans in the capital Quetta also complained of police highhandedness and said that they were being released after greasing the palms of the police.
HARRIPUR -- Reham Khan wife of PTI chairman Imran Khan has appealed to people to join hands with Imran Khan remarking that he will not allow any one to practice highhandedness.