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  1. given to haughty disregard of others
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How To Use high-handed In A Sentence

  • He wants to be seen as less bossy and high-handed.
  • The high-handed way in which Washington dropped the idea on its Western partners accounts for some the hostile reaction it has received.
  • The really galling element here is not that mistakes were made, but that their consequences for the taxpayer have been dismissed with such high-handed contempt.
  • While I am wholly in favour of recycling, I feel York council is going about their new system in a high-handed way without consulting those it affects.
  • He had an equally high-handed way with the monasteries in his diocese and in his filet year as bishop deposed no fewer than eleven abbots and priors.
  • It is certainly true that stick-wielding members of the Young Communist League on the streets of Kathmandu look scary and trade unions allied to the Maoists are often high-handed.
  • he behaved high-handedly toward his employees
  • ‡ Today, the term fascist is used loosely to refer to military dictatorships, as well as governments or individuals that profess racism and that act in an arbitrary, high-handed manner. Fascism
  • He himself said the Government's handling of the crisis appeared high-handed and unsympathetic.
  • As a result of this high-handed attitude the credibility of the ministry has been severely weakened and it will take time for it to be rebuilt.
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