Definition of High-handed

1. Adjective. Given to haughty disregard of others.

Exact synonyms: Cavalier
Similar to: Domineering
Derivative terms: High-handedness



Definition of High-handed

1. Adjective. Using power or authority without proper consideration for the feelings or rights of others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of High-handed

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high-five
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high-flown
high-flyer
high-frequency
high-frequency gravitational wave
high-frequency gravitational waves
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high-grade
high-handed (current term)
high-handedly
high-hanging fruit
high-hat
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high-kV technique
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Literary usage of High-handed

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1. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1913)
"high-handed POLICY OF SPARTA THE gates of the Peloponnesus were again open to Sparta without dispute ; she was supported by Persia, and she had no ..."

2. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"... of Camping Sites and Distances — Condition of the Town of Independence — The Mormons — Their Dishonesty and Immorality — Their high-handed Measures, ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1897)
"I wish I had such a Forrest in my Garding! Copyrighted by GW Dillingham and Company, New York. high-handed OUTRAGE AT UTICA IN THE fall of 1856 I showed my ..."

4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"this high-handed outrage and throw the blame on other shoulders : " All that I recollect is, that Palm was arrested, by order of Davoust, I believe, tried, ..."

5. History of the Conquest of Peru: With a Preliminary View of the Civilization by William Hickling Prescott (1850)
"This high-handed measure created the greatest sensation in the city, and was strongly resisted by the judges of the Audience. They besought him not to begin ..."

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