[syn: heavy-handed, roughshod]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Roughshod \Rough"shod\, a.
Shod with shoes armed with points or calks; as, a roughshod
To ride roughshod, to pursue a course regardless of the
pain or distress it may cause others.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to
2: (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" [syn: barbarous,
brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious]
3: unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-
handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over
all opposition" [syn: heavy-handed, roughshod]