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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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It is not that they dispense with character and symbol and plot, it is not that they mock the implausibility and heavy-handedness of such tricks--Howard is too savvy for such twee trickery.
PORTLAND - The City Council voted Wednesday to rename 39th Avenue as Cesar Chavez Boulevard after a two-year debate that brought charges of racism and government heavy-handedness, and groans from residents who wanted the late Hispanic labor leader honored elsewhere.
That Cox manages to convey these larger ideas without heavy-handedness makes Shuck one of those rare books that has both ample brains and raunchy sex appeal.
1 In which city was a headteacher accused of heavy-handedness after suspending a teacher who imposed press-ups as punishment for late pupils?
With its characteristic heavy-handedness, the government of Hu Jintao did its best to head off Mr.
Despite his US legal education, articulate English and admiration for the West, Mr Saakashvili has shown little interest in political pluralism, acted with heavy-handedness against his opponents and introduced worrying curbs on media freedom.
It is not just that be uses rather slower tempos, but that his approach shows greater heavy-handedness, symphonic pathos or to put it another way more wrinkles, painful experience, age.
Ruthless 2, 2007, a sculpture made of porcelain that looks more like white plaster, similarly skirts conceptual heavy-handedness on the way to deeper emotional terrain, depicting a girl in a simple pinafore lying flat against the wall, such that the wall is reimagined as the floor.
Again and again, the author uses a combination of heavy-handedness and almost plaintive pleading to batter and cajole the reader into accepting his observations.
If you would like to help to preserve beauty from council heavy-handedness, contact me by e-mail.
Ultimately, it is the heavy-handedness of HP's response that most concerns Swanson.
But Washington's heavy-handedness in this affair is more evidence for the proposition that the main U.
Police heralded the security operation as a success, rejecting claims of heavy-handedness from some protesters.
In the Ohnesorg chapter he centers this narrative around the repressive heavy-handedness of the West Berlin government and its police response, in the Dutschke chapter around the brutalized rhetoric of Bild-Zeitung and the Springer press.