high-handed

[hahy-han-did]
adjective
condescending or presumptuous; overbearing; arbitrary: He has a highhanded manner.

Origin:
1625–35

high-handedly, adverb
high-handedness, noun
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high-handed
 
adj
tactlessly overbearing and inconsiderate
 
high-'handedly
 
adv
 
high-'handedness
 
n

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Example sentences
We, all of us here on our side, are deeply appalled at your high-handed and
  domineering style.
They felt that it was high-handed and brutal, and that it fixed an indelible
  blot on the national conscience.
Otherwise, they end up sounding obtuse and high-handed.
But the government was increasingly seen as high-handed, ignoring common
  concerns and the rule of law.
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