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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhigh-handedˌhigh-ˈhanded adjective  POWERusing your authority in an unreasonable way She resented his high-handed manner. high-handed and insensitive management decisionshigh-handedly adverbhigh-handedness noun [uncountable]
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high-handedSome treated their staff in a high-handed and tyrannical way.Their attitude towards the masses was condescending, high-handed and ultimately dictatorial.Mr Brown said the planned charges were the last straw for customers already angry over banks' high-handed attitude.But they will not understand a high-handed decision by the Florida Legislature to take the law into its own hands.His high-handed dismissal of an outspoken professor brought unwanted national attention to the struggling school.The company has a reputation for being high-handed in its treatment of clients.These high-handed tactics were obviously risky, but they were a calculated risk.The high-handed way in which Washington dropped the idea on its Western partners accounts for some the hostile reaction it has received.
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