high-handedness

Definitions of high-handedness
  1. noun
    overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
    synonyms: arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, lordliness
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    condescension, disdainfulness, superciliousness
    the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
    contemptuousness
    the manifestation of scorn and contempt
    hubris
    overbearing pride or presumption
    domineeringness, imperiousness, overbearingness
    the trait of being imperious and overbearing
    superiority
    displaying a sense of being better than others
    snobbery, snobbishness, snobbism
    the trait of condescending to those of lower social status
    clannishness, cliquishness, exclusiveness
    tendency to associate with only a select group
    type of:
    pride, superbia
    unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
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