Definition of high-handedness in US English:

high-handedness

noun

  • See high-handed

    • ‘Such high-handedness caused an uproar in the community and the atmosphere became even more explosive.’
    • ‘Having conceded the dissatisfaction among backbenchers with ministerial high-handedness, he presented proposals which would get MSPs involved in making policy and give them access to civil service advice.’
    • ‘During the eighties, it was this kind of Democratic high-handedness that built up such an enormous reservoir of ill will among Republican House members.’
    • ‘But I find it much more heartening to note that more and more people are realising that they don't have to put up with such high-handedness and that their ultimate sanction is to go elsewhere.’
    • ‘His high-handedness also promises to make his policies ineffective.’

Pronunciation

high-handedness

/ˈhī ˈˌhandədnəs/