Meaning of heavy-handed

heav•y-hand•ed

Pronunciation: (hev'ē-han'did), [key]
— adj.
  1. oppressive; harsh: a heavy-handed master.
  2. clumsy; graceless: a heavy-handed treatment of the theme.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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