Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Carried on with a high hand; overbearing; arbitrary; violent: as, high-handed oppression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Overbearing; oppressive; arbitrary; violent.

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  • adjective Using power or authority without proper consideration for the feelings or rights of others.

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  • adjective given to haughty disregard of others

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Examples

  • The high-handed and unresponsive attitude of the PEP to the well-documented and eloquently expressed concerns of parents, educators and students shows that what social class and RACE you belong to determines how you are treated.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: A Tale of Two 'Classes'

  • Instead, much of the foreign policy of the first Bush term would be conducted in a high-handed and unilateral manner.

    The Longest War

  • The ICC had come into existence in the late 19th century to limit the often high-handed ways of the railroads as they wrestled with the difficult economics of an industry that has very high fixed costs.

    Tracks Across America

  • The high-handed and unresponsive attitude of the PEP to the well-documented and eloquently expressed concerns of parents, educators and students shows that what social class and RACE you belong to determines how you are treated.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: A Tale of Two 'Classes'

  • The ICC had come into existence in the late 19th century to limit the often high-handed ways of the railroads as they wrestled with the difficult economics of an industry that has very high fixed costs.

    Tracks Across America

  • By the time the girls were teens, the eldest daughter seemed spoiled and high-handed with others.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • At that point, Sharon had had her fill of his high-handed tactics.

    Western Man

  • Instead, much of the foreign policy of the first Bush term would be conducted in a high-handed and unilateral manner.

    The Longest War

  • At that point, Sharon had had her fill of his high-handed tactics.

    Western Man

  • I was starting to get a little irritated at his high-handed demands.

    My Fair Succubi

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