Synonyms of heavy-handed in English:

heavy-handed


See definition of heavy-handed

adjective

1‘they tend to be heavy-handed with the equipment’

SYNONYMS

clumsy, awkward, maladroit, unhandy, inept, unskilful, inexpert, graceless, ungraceful

informal ham-handed, ham-fisted, cack-handed

British informal all thumbs, all fingers and thumbs

ANTONYMS

dexterous

2‘heavy-handed policing’

SYNONYMS

insensitive, oppressive, overbearing, high-handed, harsh, hard, stern, severe, tyrannical, despotic, autocratic, ruthless, merciless

tactless, undiplomatic, thoughtless, inconsiderate, inept

ANTONYMS

sensitive