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[hev-ee-han-did] /ˈhɛv iˈhæn dɪd/

oppressive; harsh:
a heavy-handed master.
clumsy; graceless:
a heavy-handed treatment of the theme.
harsh and oppressive

also heavyhanded, 1630s, originally “weary” or “clumsy;” from heavy (adj.) + handed. Sense of “overbearing” is first recorded 1883.


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