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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



... schoolboy, is merely physical courage, aplomb, boldness, recklessness, high-handedness. The hero of school life is one like Odysseus, who is strong, inventive, daring, full of resource. The point is to come out on the top. Odysseus yields to sensual delight, he is cruel, vindictive, and incredibly deceitful. It is evident that successful beguiling, the power ...
— Where No Fear Was - A Book About Fear • Arthur Christopher Benson



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



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