Synonyms for heavy-handed

Synonyms for (adj) heavy-handed

Synonyms: left-handed, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered

Definition: lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

Usage: a bumbling mechanic; a bungling performance; ham-handed governmental interference; could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature- Mary H. Vorse

Similar words: maladroit

Definition: not adroit

Usage: a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve; a maladroit translation; maladroit propaganda

Synonyms: heavy-handed, roughshod

Definition: unjustly domineering

Usage: incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies; a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition

Similar words: domineering

Definition: tending to domineer

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