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.

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