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Dictionary definition for: Roughshod

1. (s) (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping

2. (s) (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime" "brutal beatings" "cruel tortures" "Stalin''s roughshod treatment of the kulaks" "a savage slap" "vicious kicks"

3. (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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