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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands;
- Example: "a bumbling mechanic"
- Example: "a bungling performance"
- Example: "ham-handed governmental interference"
- Example: "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse
[syn: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed]

2. unjustly domineering;
- Example: "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"
- Example: "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"
[syn: heavy-handed, roughshod]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

heavy-handed \heavy-handed\ adj. 1. same as ham-fisted. Syn: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, left-handed. [WordNet 1.5] 2. unjustly harsh or domineering; as, incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies. Syn: harsh, roughshod. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

heavy-handed adj 1: lacking physical movement skills, 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 [syn: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed] 2: unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy- handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition" [syn: heavy-handed, roughshod]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "heavy-handed": autocratic, awkward, bungling, clumsy, despotic, dictatorial, domineering, graceless, harsh, imperious, inept, magisterial, maladroit, oppressive, overbearing, severe, tyrannical, ungraceful