high-handed high-handed


  • (adj) given to haughty disregard of others


  1. Although conservative Senators angrily assailed Rockefeller for this high-handed tactic, Rocky was technically right.
  2. The result, Groux says, is French management often ignores them while preparing for layoffs and remains high-handed once negotiating begins.
  3. But commanding a sitcom like The Office to work in an earnest environmental theme sounds like the kind of high-handed p.


  1. Independence, liberty are sought worldwide

    It was a tax issue — and a high-handed government that failed to listen to the concerns of colonial citizens — which provoked the uprising that became the American Revolution and led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence 237 years ago today.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  2. Past run-ins paint image of big-headed Aaron Hernandez

    Aaron Hernandez’s repeated high-handed brushes with the law — including one just last January when he allegedly dropped his own celebrity name...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. Cynthia McFadden, co-executor of Hepburn's will, said the arrest story is written in the voice of the woman she loved - "impatient, funny and occasionally just a little high-handed."
    on Oct 30, 2007 By: Cynthia McFadden Source: TIME

  2. "This must be a humiliating backdown for the minister," Ms Bishop told parliament. "On Tuesday, in a highly-dismissive manner, in the high-handed, arrogant manner that is becoming a hallmark of this government, the minister accused me of...
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: Julie Bishop Source: The Wimmera Mail Times

  3. Parliament leader Kim Yong Nam said desires for peace by the 118 countries in the Nonaligned Movement were "confronted with grave challenges owing to the high-handed acts and unilateralism of the superpower, which denies countries and nations the...
    on Sep 16, 2006 By: Kim Yong Nam Source: CBS News

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