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ROUGHSHOD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does roughshod mean? 

ROUGHSHOD (adjective)
  The adjective ROUGHSHOD has 3 senses:

1. (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping
2. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
3. unjustly domineering

  Familiarity information: ROUGHSHOD used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROUGHSHOD (adjective)


Sense 1roughshod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping

Similar:

shod; shodden; shoed (wearing footgear)


Sense 2roughshod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

Synonyms:

vicious; savage; fell; cruel; barbarous; roughshod; brutal

Context examples:

a barbarous crime / brutal beatings / cruel tortures / Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks / a savage slap / vicious kicks

Similar:

inhumane (lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion)


Sense 3roughshod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unjustly domineering

Synonyms:

heavy-handed; roughshod

Context examples:

incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies / a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition

Similar:

domineering (tending to domineer)


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