high-handedness high-handedness

Definition(s):

  • (n) overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

Usage(s):

  • The ousted President, elected with 87% of the vote only seven months earlier, had seen his popularity collapse amid charges of repression and high-handedness.

Quotes

  1. Sharif said that his party would fight a war against the "prevailing system and high-handedness of the government".
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Nawaz Sharif Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  2. Azad said, "I have vowed to give you a khushhal state devoid of corruption, malpractices, high-handedness and injustice. My only demand for this is to give me a warm hand to accomplish the stupendous task."
    on Mar 13, 2006 By: Ghulam Nabi Azad Source: Expressindia.com

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