Definition of high-handed in English:

high-handed

Syllabification: high-hand·ed

adjective

Derivatives

high-handedly

adverb
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  • But when he high-handedly dismissed chunks of Tchaikovsky's freshly completed Fourth Symphony as ‘just ballet music’, an indignant Tchaikovsky retorted, ‘What on earth's wrong with that?’
  • I am surprised that an organisation as big as the archdiocese did not wait until planning permission was granted, and has behaved so high-handedly and ignored the council.
  • I went over to see the IT manager in his lair and, as high-handedly as possible, told him that my keyboard wasn't working and could he perhaps find me another one, so that I could do my job.

high-handedness

noun
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  • During the eighties, it was this kind of Democratic high-handedness that built up such an enormous reservoir of ill will among Republican House members.
  • Having conceded the dissatisfaction among backbenchers with ministerial high-handedness, he presented proposals which would get MSPs involved in making policy and give them access to civil service advice.
  • His high-handedness also promises to make his policies ineffective.

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