Definition of ham-handed in English:

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Pronunciation: /hamˈhandɪd/


North American term for ham-fisted.
Example sentences
  • Western experts have criticised the U.S.'s ham-handed attempts to muzzle the channel, saying it could provide access to a long-overdue two-way street in the global flow of information and opinion.
  • Colleagues were increasingly worried about his judgment and hold on reality, with his ham-handed attempts to dictate to politicians and his acquisitions for acquisition's sake.
  • How many times will we have to muddle through ham-handed attempts to shoehorn users into limited choices with proprietary protocols that will eventually be replaced by common. open ones?



Example sentences
  • But the point can be made so frequently and unsubtly - and even ham-handedly - by the convention organisers that it frequently assumes something of the character of self-caricature.
  • Jump sideways now, because a van-load of bank robbers lead by Winston Briggs is arriving at the same bank where Conway is ham-handedly trying to sweet-talk a pretty teller.
  • The real problem is that what we have here, in the first decade of the 21st century, is a Soviet-style centralised bureaucracy intervening ham-handedly in the market.


Example sentences
  • The song ‘We Are VCR ‘is the band's statement of purpose, and its awesome ham-handedness makes the song - and possibly the whole record, and maybe your week.
  • But whereas Mr. Tewary was memorably credited in 1989 with declaring that credibility is for the cocktail circuit, such ham-handedness would seem gauche today.
  • This ham-handedness was near perfected as a strategy.

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