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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: lacking physical movement skills, especially with the
           hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance";
           "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely
           empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor
           creature"- Mary H. Vorse [syn: bumbling, bungling,
           butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless,
           heavy-handed, left-handed]
    2: unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-
       handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over
       all opposition" [syn: heavy-handed, roughshod]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
heavy-handed \heavy-handed\ adj.
   1. same as ham-fisted.

   Syn: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted,
        ham-handed, handless, left-handed.
        [WordNet 1.5]

   2. unjustly harsh or domineering; as, incensed at the
      government's heavy-handed economic policies.

   Syn: harsh, roughshod.
        [WordNet 1.5]

Thesaurus Results for heavy-handed:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
autocratic, awkward, bungling, clumsy, despotic, dictatorial, domineering, graceless, harsh, imperious, inept, magisterial, maladroit, oppressive, overbearing, severe, tyrannical, ungraceful
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