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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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Mum Jacqui, 42, said: "The police have been incredibly heavy-handed."
They were keen to discover whether the heavy-handed approach would work outside an urban setting.
These pieces depict chunky, primitive-looking sculptural figures in bold outline, and are visually heavy-handed, as is a 1939 Braquelike painting titled East River.
COMIC Mark Thomas slammed police for "heavy-handed tactics" after an anti-war protester was cleared of race hate charges.
Asked by Patricia Bickers in 1992, "What would you say to people who might use your own words about the Duveen Gallery about you and say, 'overblown, authoritarian, and a bit heavy-handed,'" Serra replied, "It's partially correct!"
The attempt to dispel stigma, to provide comfort, and to remind us of the holiness of sufferin radiated so strongly from Positive Attitude that while it seemed unfair to view it as a heavy-handed stab at prettifying a terrifying illness, it was difficult not to.
RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin is a cold-blooded fool whose grave error of judgment allowed troops to use heavy-handed measures to end the Moscow theatre siege.
It's all rather heavy-handed. The mystery of images is never allowed to develop in these very schematic works.
IMMIGRATION officials have been accused of "heavy-handed tactics" after a groom seized minutes before his wedding was deported.
While hung with a sometimes heavy-handed didacticism in thematic groups, the work thwarted the potentially cliched effects of this arrangement with the humor and empathetic impulse underlying these far-from-simply-celebratory images.
The motoring organisations are already up in arms, warning against a "heavy-handed approach".
An officer denied the tactics were heavy-handed, saying: "We're doing it to control people, we do not want any injuries or for there to be an accident."
'He's heavy-handed. Keith is like (Antonio) Margarito,' said Pacquiao, whose dark sunglasses concealed the heavy swelling on his face, during the post-fight press conference after defeating Thurman by split decision to win the WBA (Super) welterweight title.
Srinagar -- Avinash Paliwal, a lecturer and deputy director of the South Asia Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, has said that India's heavy-handed campaigns under multiple governments have increased alienation among the people of Jammu and Kashmir.