Student Thesaurus

One entry found for heavy-handed.
Entry Word: heavy-handed
Function: adjective
Text: 1 given to exacting standards of discipline and self-restraint <the gym teacher is heavy-handed with the boys and much more lenient with the girls> -- see SEVERE 1
2 lacking in physical ease and grace in movement or in the use of the hands <felt heavy-handed and awkward when she held the newborn infant> -- see CLUMSY 1