Definition of high-handed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhaɪ ˈhændɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪ ˈhændɪd//
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(of people or their behaviour) using authority in an unreasonable way, without considering the opinions of other people synonym overbearing a high-handed manner She’s always so arrogant and high-handed in her dealings with people.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: high-handed