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ironhanded

[ahy-ern-han-did] /ˈaɪ ərnˈhæn dɪd/
adjective
1.
having or governing with an iron hand.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; iron + handed
Related forms
ironhandedly, adverb
ironhandedness, noun
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  • The sense of national purpose was fortified by ironhanded secrecy.

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