Roughshod - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrʌfʃɑːd|  American pronunciation of the word roughshod
Brit.  |ˈrʌfʃɒd|  British pronunciation of the word roughshod

adjective

- (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping
- (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering(syn: barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, savage, vicious)

Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks

- unjustly domineering(syn: heavy-handed)

a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition

Examples

Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks

a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition

The planning authorities should not ride roughshod over the wishes of local people.

We cannot ride roughshod over the concerns of the local community.

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