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  1. bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handedadjective

    lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

    "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse

    left-handed, levorotary, incompetent, bumbling, levorotatory, butterfingered, morganatic, handless, roughshod, fumbling, clumsy, ham-handed, ham-fisted, bungling

    submissive, adroit

  2. heavy-handed, roughshodadjective

    unjustly domineering

    "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"

    left-handed, savage, bumbling, butterfingered, handless, barbarous, fell, roughshod, cruel, vicious, ham-handed, ham-fisted, bungling, brutal

    adroit, submissive

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  1. List of paraphrases for "heavy-handed":

    clumsy, cumbersome, unwieldy, oppressive

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  1. Yanzhong Huang:

    This provides a strong incentive for them to undertake heavy-handed, extreme preemptive measures, in the coming month and a half, we're going to see more cities under lockdown.

  2. Ron DeSantis:

    I told Floridians that we would protect their jobs, and today we made that the law, nobody should lose their job due to heavy-handed COVID mandates, and we had a responsibility to protect the livelihoods of the people of Florida. I’m thankful to the Florida Legislature for joining me in standing up for freedom.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    I think it was one of the major contributors to the outcome, propaganda works. Advertising works. It’s a form of propaganda. So the Russians may have started out a little heavy-handed and clumsy about it, but they were clearly getting guided as to where to target a lot of their fraudulent claims and phony news.

  4. Margo Feinberg:

    What we see is a very heavy-handed, anti-union campaign that's affected all levels of workers' everyday lives.

  5. Lee Kuan Yew:

    It used to be a top-down government, often quite heavy-handed, it's no longer that way ... Strong leadership is listening, engaging, moving with people.

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  • übertriebend, extrem, streng, unbarmherzig, durchgreifend, umständlich, drückend, drastisch, ohne Feingefühl, ungeschickt, plump, unbeholfen, schwerfälligGerman
  • drástico, draconianoSpanish

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