Definition of Hardhanded

1. a. Having hard hands, as a manual laborer.



Definition of Hardhanded

1. Adjective. forceful, excessive, draconian, or abusive ¹

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Definition of Hardhanded

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hardhanded

harder put
harderian
harderian gland
harders
hardest
hardest-won
hardest put
hardface
hardfaces
hardfern
hardferns
hardfisted
hardgoods
hardhack
hardhacks
hardhanded (current term)
hardhandedness
hardhat
hardhats
hardheaded
hardheadedly
hardheadedness
hardheads
hardhearted
hardheartedly
hardheartedness
hardier
hardies
hardiest

Literary usage of Hardhanded

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1. Works by Thomas Carlyle (1894)
"... noblest and hardest work set before them : To deliver out of that Egyptian bondage to Wretchedness, and Ignorance, and Sin, the hardhanded millions; ..."

2. Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished by Thomas Carlyle (1891)
"... bondage to Wretchedness, and Ignorance, and Sin, the hardhanded millions; of whom this hardhanded earnest witness and writer is here representative. ..."

3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1902)
"... of tinners and stonemasons, and hardhanded workers generally, as no man's words had done before for centuries, if ever, or have done since. ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"hardhanded,(hard'-band-ed)a. Coarse; exercising severity. HARDHEARTEDNESS,(hard-hart'-ed-nes> 7i. s. Cruelty ; want of tenderness. ..."

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