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High-handedness   /haɪ-hˈændədnəs/   Listen
High-handedness

noun
1.
Overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors.  Synonyms: arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, lordliness.






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"High-handedness" Quotes from Famous Books



... hated to see an old man so cheated. I lived, it will be remembered, in a glass house, and naturally was forever reaching my hand towards a stone. The Vicomte laughed in his kindly way at what he was pleased to term my high-handedness. ...
— Dross • Henry Seton Merriman



Words linked to "High-handedness" :   imperiousness, disdainfulness, overbearingness, domineeringness, snobbery, snobbism, condescension, superciliousness, superiority, hubris, superbia, high-handed, contemptuousness, pride, snobbishness



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