heavy-handed

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heavy-handed (comparative more heavy-handed, superlative most heavy-handed)

  1. Clumsy, awkward; hence, excessive.
    Do not be too heavy-handed with the salt.
  2. Extreme; unnecessarily forceful.
    They issued a heavy-handed new censorship law.

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