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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors; Also: Proud, arbitrary, and unreasonable conduct or treatment.

Usage examples (38)
  • Rosie stared at him, infuriated by his high-handedness.
  • Any popular gup about high-handedness scares them nowadays.
  • "Satawu condemns this high-handedness of the police," he said.
  • What do Filipinos get from this hypocrisy and high-handedness? for more
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