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Dictionary definition for: Heavy-handed

1. (s) not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic" "a bungling performance" "ham-handed governmental interference" "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse

2. (s) unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government''s heavy-handed economic economic policies" "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"

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