Portuguese translation of 'heavy-handed'
(figurative) desajeitado, sem tato
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Example Sentences Including 'heavy-handed'
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Another area of concern has been the use of heavy-handed tactics when payments are missed.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Its heavy-handed sales tactics prompted the pharmaceutical industry's regulatory watchdog to make a ruling of unethical behaviour against it.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It's all a little heavy-handed.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Many are angry with the army for using heavy-handed tactics.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The nice fluid football has been replaced by a more physical, heavy-handed approach.The Sun (2015)
The issue is the heavy-handed approach of certain individuals.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Your neighbour will be annoyed by this heavy-handed approach, but the situation will be completely clear.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But this heavy-handed treatment of two harmless bird lovers was way over the top.The Sun (2011)
He criticised police for being heavy-handed and said that he planned to make an official complaint.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
His team were more than a little heavy-handed.The Sun (2010)
In the Nineties heyday of raves police were slammed for their heavy-handed approach.The Sun (2014)
It will not work, this heavy-handed approach to social engineering.The Sun (2015)
Older officers are wary of such heavy-handed tactics.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Some protesters sat in the street and resisted peacefully, but as crowds swelled there were complaints that the police were getting heavy-handed and punches were thrown.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The demonstrations were triggered by a heavy-handed police intervention against a small sit-in protest against the destruction of a park to make way for a shopping mall.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The heavy-handed tactics came after they had already wrestled the man to the ground.The Sun (2010)
The heavy-handed treatment of his opponent is likely to undermine public support for a deeply unpopular regime.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The paradox is that his heavy-handed tactics risk provoking one.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The security forces are notorious for using heavy-handed tactics to keep the peace.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Their pursuit and imprisonment by heavy-handed police.The Sun (2015)
Unite had used similar heavy-handed tactics to those the party leader had insisted he was determined to consign to the past.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Hence the heavy-handed police tactics of dawn raids, ripped up floorboards and the like.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
I used to think that this represented a callous and heavy-handed approach the problem.Christianity Today (2000)
Trends of 'heavy-handed'
Used Rarely. heavy-handed is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'heavy-handed' in Other Languages
British English: heavy-handed ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone's behaviour is heavy-handed, you mean that they are too forceful or too rough.
...heavy-handed police tactics.
Translation of heavy-handed from the Collins English to Portuguese Dictionary