Synonyms for roughshod

Synonyms for (adjective) roughshod

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


Synonyms: brutal, barbarous, cruel, vicious, savage, roughshod, fell

Definition: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

Usage: a barbarous crime; brutal beatings; cruel tortures; Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks; a savage slap; vicious kicks

Similar words: inhumane

Definition: lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

Usage: humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world; biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used


Synonyms: roughshod

Definition: (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping

Similar words: shod, shodden, shoed

Definition: wearing footgear