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- adj. Using power or authority without proper consideration for the feelings or rights of others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Overbearing; oppressive; arbitrary; violent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Carried on with a high hand; overbearing; arbitrary; violent: as, high-handed oppression.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. given to haughty disregard of others
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At that point, Sharon had had her fill of his high-handed tactics.
By the time the girls were teens, the eldest daughter seemed spoiled and high-handed with others.
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.
I was starting to get a little irritated at his high-handed demands.
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.
Instead, much of the foreign policy of the first Bush term would be conducted in a high-handed and unilateral manner.
I have the fact of his high-handed and one-sided actions.
It reflects a high-handed foolishness that a great power cannot have if it wants to remain great for long.
Warne insisted that the umpires should maintain a friendly attitude towards the players by shedding their high-handed attitude Warne also expressed his view repetitively that fifty over match should be withdrawn once for all as if such a change is brought about it would enable the players to spend more time with their families and relieve them from exhaustion.
His "us vs. them" shtick rang with high-handed bravado; given the unevenness that can be found in NYCB performances these days, Mr. Martins's boasts of superiority are not exactly on secure footing.