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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 Theatre performers put on sketches at Kirkheaton Church, above and below
It has run roughshod over communities by shutting antenatal clinics which helped mums get together and stay together through their children's development.
This misguided " But a North East Liberal Democrat spokesman said: "It isride roughshod people's views vitally important, particularly in Northumberland, that the cumulative impact of developments on communities is factored into planning decisions.
Lord McNally said "I don't believe we've got some great constitutional crisis about foreign judges trying to ride roughshod over British law or British processes.
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.
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.
Critics charge that the bankrupt former energy giant ran roughshod over the environment and the rights of indigenous peoples when it built a pipeline from the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz to the Cuiaba thermal power plant in Brazil's Mato Grosso state.
It was more like Bryant ran roughshod Wednesday in the Lakers' 111-98 victory.
On the other hand, it is at best harmonistic--and at worst a travesty of the text--to run roughshod over such distinctions as we have seen.
EU lawmakers have repeatedly expressed concern that Washington has ridden roughshod over privacy after the September 11, 2001 attacks to further a "war on terrorism".
The DeLay-Abramoff-Norqnist strategy of riding roughshod over your opponent concedes nothing--especially to the public interest.
The peoples of Europe learned this lesson too late and have been fighting a desperate rearguard action for the past decade to stanch an avalanche of oppressive EU legislation and court decisions and prevent swarms of Brussels-based bureaucrats from riding roughshod over their local and national laws and cherished traditions.