Definition Of heavy-handed
clumsy or insensitive.
this heavy-handed prose is merely tiresome
Example Of heavy-handed
A group of four friends are debating - somewhat heavy-handedly - whether the nature of life is essentially tragic or comic.
Around fifteen people were arrested after heavy-handed tactics were employed by police.
As an added inducement, it was heavy-handedly hinted that co-operation by Bucharest would assist Romania's ambition to join the European Union.
But Ms Smith, who got caught up in the brawl, said she would be complaining to the police about their heavy-handed approach.
But protesters claimed they had not come to fight and many accused the police of heavy-handed tactics and attacking them for no reason.