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Meaning & Definition of Roughshod in English

English

Roughshod

/rəfʃɑd/

adjective

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

    synonym:
  • roughshod

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

  • "A barbarous crime"
  • "Brutal beatings"
  • "Cruel tortures"
  • "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"
  • "A savage slap"
  • "Vicious kicks"
    synonym:
  • barbarous
  • ,
  • brutal
  • ,
  • cruel
  • ,
  • fell
  • ,
  • roughshod
  • ,
  • savage
  • ,
  • vicious

3. Unjustly domineering

  • "Incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"
  • "A manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"
    synonym:
  • heavy-handed
  • ,
  • roughshod