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heavy-handed

Overly blunt, forceful, or tactless. We need to find a way of teaching this to kids without being heavy-handed. I don't approve of their heavy-handed parenting style, but it's not for me to criticize.

heavy-handed

mod. tactless; forceful; unfair. Paul is a little heavy-handed at times, but mostly he’s reasonable.
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She said: "All the rules seem incredibly heavy handed and there hasn't been any consultation with parents.
I AM very concerned about the heavy handed approach Mr Cameron and his Govemment are taking with the subject of arranged marriages.
This Government's heavy handed approach will only serve to stigmatise and isolate communities.
MATCH MAYHEM: Liverpool fans complained of heavy handed police in Athens for the Uefa final
Even though they have fins, they still manage to be heavy handed with the cliches.
Robertson manages to address pretentiousness along with our dollar driven, label obsessed society without being heavy handed.
Just as the police were blamed for a heavy handed approach, so we were accused of sensationalising the story by putting it on our front page.
Gareth Hopkins, of Llantrisant, who was also at the match with his wife and son, said: ``The police were very heavy handed, manhandled my wife and nearly knocked over her and our son with a police horse.
While we try to feed our children (Ethan's brother Sam will turn 3 this month) responsibly, it can seem heavy handed when the school preaches against sugary snacks or demands that each child bring two cloth napkins to school each day for lunch.
One of the protest leaders, farmer John Coxon, said: "The police have been heavy handed.
In fact, the film's only heavy handed moment comes during a speech by George after he has discovered that his body hasn't been taken over by aliens but by a tumor that is stimulating brain activity.
Positive tactile response was a design consideration, however it was expected that farm workers would be heavy handed in their use of the switch, making conventional membrane switching vulnerable to damage.
He does appear to be being rather heavy handed here.
Were a government agency charged with regulating online privacy, heavy handed regulation could choke off the dynamism and innovation of thousands of smaller and emerging companies doing businesses on the Internet.
Humor is often added to remind people that supporting the environment doesn't have to be heavy handed.