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Synonyms for heavy-handed

Synonyms for heavy-handed

clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform

lacking fluency or gracefulness

Synonyms for heavy-handed

lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

unjustly domineering


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Cezar seems a tad heavy-handed at times, but Marillier manages to inspire sympathy for his character as well.
It pushes heavy-handed policies that attempt to dictate housing prices but only make it harder for people to buy homes.
The 13-member panel was established after some rather heavy-handed attempts at sweeping changes to veterans disability compensation failed in Congress.
I understand the polices' aims, what I disagree with is the heavy-handed nature of this exercise, and the attitude of a lot of the officers to not only those who they were stopping but to the general public, myself included.
TRAFFIC wardens employed by Gwynedd Council are far too heavy-handed with motorists, according to a member of Porthmadog Town Council.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Numerous press freedom advocacy groups and international media outlets have condemned the government-led raids on Koza ypek Holding as a part of a crackdown on critical media, with literary network English PEN saying it "is gravely alarmed about the government's heavy-handed tactics against journalists in Turkey.
But as David struggles to find Sarah to catch him at it, Kylie tries to hide her panic as Callum starts to get a bit heavy-handed.
Alex Nogales of the National Latino Media Council added, "Univision's decision to reject Nielsen's heavy-handed tactics sends a powerful message that just because Nielsen is a monopoly doesn't mean it won't be held accountable.
It makes for a good story and an OK movie moment, but because Hackford has already used this device several times in the film, it feels manufactured and heavy-handed.
The result was mostly a heavy-handed "song" of very knowing experience.
While the "slum" in the title is a bit heavy-handed in its evocation of "low" culture, standing in front of these displays offers an intimate route of reentry to old-school fun at the amusement park.
And his aloofness from the heavy-handed sloganeering and polticking of most of his downtown contemporaries is testimony to his maturity and grace.
Technology leaders from companies such as Intel, Callipso and VoiceGlo will discuss the success of Congressional efforts to maintain a generally hands-off approach to Internet regulation, and the work that industry is doing to address important policy solutions without the need for heavy-handed Internet regulation.
POLICE have denied being heavy-handed after coming under a petrol-bomb attack by a crowd of up to 70 people during a dissident republican parade.
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster / End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Heavy-handed political broadsides may have dominated the documentary field in this election year, but the year's best nonfiction films were these two portraits of rock bands - one a commercial institution, the other influential, but always marginalized - that were constantly on the verge of implosion.