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adjective as in domineering


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Even supporters admit the way Anderson has introduced the plan has been high-handed.

In the wake of increasingly high-handed bans, taxes, and regulations, smoking is everywhere in retreat.

In contrast to the abrasive and high-handed Zakir, Ibrahim is an admired figure among the insurgents.

And I remember the high-handed behavior of the Obama White House in 2009.

Lessard's high-handed squelching of MacRae had thrown everything out of focus.

Universal indignation spread through the colonies against this high handed measure of the British king and parliament.

We have failed entirely to find any sort of protest against such high-handed proceedings.

Well, the papers got out an extra edition with scare-heads about "Outrages" and "High-handed Lawlessness!"

"You've no right to take such high-handed action," snarled the master of the tug.

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On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to high-handed, such as: authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, imperious, overbearing, and tyrannical.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.