High-handed – using power or authority more forcefully than is needed
(Pronounced hai han-did)
The teacher was highly strict and handed (high-handed) out punishments for no reason. He used his power more forcefully than needed.
Examples of high-handed in a sentence
He was arrogant and high-handed in the way he dealt with his children.
The high-handed king ruled with an iron fist, so his citizens decided to plot his demise.
She resented his high-handed manner.