roughshod

Definitions of roughshod
  1. adjective
    (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping
    Synonyms:
    shod, shodden, shoed
    wearing footgear
  2. adjective
    (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    “Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks”
    synonyms: barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, savage, vicious
    inhumane
    lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion
  3. adjective
    unjustly domineering
    “a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition”
    synonyms: heavy-handed
    domineering
    tending to domineer
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