Definition of high-handedness in English:



See high-handed

  • ‘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.’
  • ‘But I find it much more heartening to note that more and more people are realising that they don't have to put up with such high-handedness and that their ultimate sanction is to go elsewhere.’
  • ‘Such high-handedness caused an uproar in the community and the atmosphere became even more explosive.’