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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishheavy-handedˌheavy-ˈhanded adjective  UPSETtaking too much action or extreme action, especially without thinking about other people’s feelings a heavy-handed style of managementheavy-handedness noun [uncountable]
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heavy-handedThe humour was heavy-handed and, in response to Simon Franks' nervous laugh, Blanche smiled politely.Newman's pained performance is a slightly heavy-handed but compelling version of the Marlon method.An incident with a couple of heavy-handed cops touched it off, and the riot was on.One might have thought that this was the sort of heavy-handed executive action which the Constitutional Court was in business to curb.The measure passed easily, but heavy-handed government interference in the voting brought the result into question.It is no surprise that an incident involving heavy-handed policing created the spark to start a new incident.Penn has been criticized for his heavy-handed style of management.The somewhat heavy-handed symbolism of the watch not withstanding, the work is a fine contemplation on death.Irving's new novel contains too much heavy-handed symbolism.If a president makes heavy-handed use of the authority, Congress will find a way to take it back.
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