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What is another word for heavy-handed?

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Strict or exacting in standards
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“But, in no time at all, the rank and file quickly took a fierce disliking to Musham's heavy-handed rules and regulations.”
Domineering or overbearing in one's treatment of others
“The heavy-handed boss may motivate his team to get the job done today, but he will also motivate them to start looking for a new employer.”
Clumsy, inept, or overly forceful in execution
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“The whole exercise smacks of a heavy-handed attempt at censorship.”
Crude in manner, lacking subtlety, nuance or refinement
“Though the transition from sated decadence to virtuous barbarism is blunt and heavy-handed, the echo of the beginning of the poem is more carefully managed.”
Not able to be suffered, difficult or impossible to endure
Lacking in imagination or originality
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