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Synonyms for roughshod

(of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping

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(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

unjustly domineering


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Roughshod are from the community of York-based Riding Lights and spend their time not just in churches but schools, community centres and prisons.
It has run roughshod over communities by ending day centres for the elderly and Sure Start for the young.
These new proposals will allow developers to ride roughshod over local opinion.
Your article by Tom Bodden (Daily Post, Nov 8) clearly shows that the Labour controlled assembly are once again riding roughshod over the people of Wales.
She said: "This policy is unworkable, misguided and would ride roughshod over local people's views that the council exists to represent.
NHS trusts have been losing money so why is it their managers think they can ride roughshod over everyone else, while taking none of the blame themselves?
Also yesterday, in contrast to what Cameron has said, a justice minister involved in the reform talks insisted there was no "great constitutional crisis about foreign judges trying to ride roughshod over British law".
bar] SIR - It is a great shame indeed that the Vale of Glamorgan council cabinet have decided to ride roughshod over a schoolboy's winning entry to name the new Welsh-medium seed school in Barry, presumably for political reasons.
With the Tories riding roughshod all over the NHS and the country's public services, what is needed right now is a strong opposition.
Summary: Amnesty International urged Egypt's interim rulers Wednesday to lift emergency laws that it said had let security officials ride roughshod over human rights for 30 years under former President Hosni Mubarak.
Notions of martyrdom and Jihad run roughshod over the argument put forward by Mr Saunders.
The senior management of this company seem determined to ride roughshod over their staff.
The Doncaster Common Action Group says Davies has ridden roughshod over their objections to the felling, but Davies told the Doncaster Free Press: "The racecourse is one of the oldest racecourses in the country.
WHY has Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester been allowed to ride roughshod over a Commons finance committee which had no backbone?
Garcia would later say that his playing on this record was mediocre, but it's this roughshod quality that makes the whole thing one beautifully sloppy country rock mess.